|Posted by sunshine-dayhome on October 30, 2015 at 3:15 PM|
This is one of my favourite holidays, and this year we made many crafts, sang spooky songs, and read a lot of Halloween books together at story time. One of the things I like best is to plan out themed snacks and lunch for the party; this year, we dined on bread snake for lunch (pizza dough baked with cheese and deli meat rolled inside), and for afternoon snack, we will eat the delicious banana ghosts Kaliana helped prepare. I love that they're a sweet treat with a healthy kick; frozen banana treats are awesome.
The big activity this week was carving pumpkins. It's so full of learning opportunities and fun, from cooperating on what the face should be, to using fine motor skills and strength as we scooped out the insides. We did roast the seeds too; delicious! Below is Saxon peering at one of the pupmins; we grew this pumpkin and scarred it when it was small with the word "Boo". To make that show, I scraped away most of the inside wall, then cut a circle around it by scoring just the outer orange rind away. I love how it turned out, and the kids did too!
Unfortunately, we had a lot of children out sick this week, but here are the two of the cutest little trick-or-treaters around; Keenan and Saxon were very proud of their costumes this morning.
In one of our crafts, it was very exciting to use glue sticks and glitter on black paper for a sparkly creation; Dylan is gleefully showing off his mad skills with tiny manipulatives: a spider is on his thumb.