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Spooky-ooky round up

October 29, 2010

Here is a smattering of ideas of things we have had fun with the past few weeks in the best spirit of the holiday. Confession: I am not personally a big fan of Halloween, and I have tried for 5 years to change my son’s mind. However, to him, it is the BEST holiday ever–largely due to the candy, I’m sure! He literally starts asking about it in June.

So, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em 🙂

The ‘AT’ Cave

This idea came from a past issue of The Mailbox. It is basically a way to practice “AT” family words. I cut out the bat shapes from black construction paper and used a white out pen to put the “AT” on each. I then let Pickle choose a letter sticker to make words.

We hung them on our fireplace–the AT cave.

 

Popcorn Monster Treat

I found this in Bug’s fall festival bag. It is a food service plastic glove with a candy corn in each finger as a foot and then fill the rest with popcorn. It’s pretty cute, don’t you think?

 

Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin, What do you see?

We enjoyed coloring this delightful take on the Eric Carle classic “Brown Bear, Brown Bear.”  It’s simple reading was a nice practice, too. Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin, What do you see? has lines like “blue monster, blue monster what do you see? I see a black cat looking at me.” The coloring pages are simple and a nice practice of color words and coloring skills.

 

Hat, Cats and Pumpkins!

This is a simple grid game from Teach Mama. The concept it simple–you roll a dice and cover that number of squares (in this case pumpkins, or hats or cats) with a marker of some sort like Cheerios.  It is good number practice as well as for using the “left-right” scanning mode needed for reading. Teach Mama has a write up about it and the download on her site.  She also has a fall leaf version if you want to use it post-Halloween.

 

Enjoy the weekend with your little ones. They do grow up so fast!

 

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