Saturday, November 3, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood ~ October 29th--November 2nd ~ Halloween Week

Following our yearly tradition, we started off Halloween week by reading Where the Wild Things Are!  After reading it, and acting out the roaring and gnashing teeth and rolling eyes and showing claws, we headed to the table to make monster masks.  We had found some foam monster parts at Target, so after decorating their paper plates with markers, the children then added eyes and teeth and scars and all kinds of important monster parts!

The following day found us with a few inches of snow, thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
The big kids were allowed to do a puzzle by the fire.. very cozy for a winter day.. oh yea October... really?

The children love when we bring snow INSIDE to play with in our red trays!

Wednesday was our little Halloween party.  In years past, we took either a walk or a haywagon ride around the neighborhood, dressed in costumes.  The weather was not ideal (haha) for such an adventure, so we stayed inside and had a photo op....

wore animal masks...

ate lots of spooooky food...

and painted little gourds.

It was very low key, but nice!

Thursday, we read Five Little Pumpkins and made cute little fingerprint pumpkins!

We only had two little ones (both one year old) on Friday. 
We did managed (Thanks Katie) to do our yearly ghost footprint!

Now we are into November and looking forward to learning about birds, hibernation, and Thanksgiving!

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  1. Wow! Look at all your wonderful ideas! I've done the carrot/broccoli pumpkins and the mummy dogs too. The kids totally love it. I love how you brought the snow inside - genius!

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  2. Ooh a brilliant set of activities and snacks. love the Monster plates and puff pastry sausages!

  3. Fantastic week! Looks like you were busy. I love the Monster plates, too!

  4. What a fun Halloween celebration, fun foods, and I love the five little pumpkins craft! :)

  5. Oh, what fun!! I love the indoor snow! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  6. Love the broccoli and carrot pumpkin. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!