Thursday, October 29, 2015

no tricks, just treats 2015

It's so hard to believe that it’s time again for our annual Halloween Party --already!! Once again, I managed to schedule our program for the worst weather day of the entire month as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia brought rain and gloomy weather to the east coast; a perfect day for a spooky party! Not so great for attendance but we still had a room of about 17 kids ready for stories and BINGO.

Books We Read:
We’re Going On a Ghost Hunt
Ghosts in the House
Ten Orange Pumpkins
Pumpkin Trouble


Puppet Story: The Chocolate Chip Ghost (the adorable stick puppets were printed from the awesome, amazing, how-could-I-ever-survive-without-this-blog: Sunflower Storytime )


Mini Craft: Pet Ghosts (inspired by recent posts on the Storytime Underground Facebook Page)

I was looking for a quick craft activity, preferably something cheap and candy related for this program and I found the PERFECT idea on facebook. We had a bunch of white boxes in storage so all I needed were ghosts and labels.

After the stories, I announced that I had a pet ghost named Cloudy who loved tootsie rolls and let them peek in his box. 

Then, we sat at tables and made pet ghosts for everyone. We decorated our boxes with stickers and crayon. We gave our pets some orange tissue paper to lie on and a couple of candies to snack on.

cotton ball + wiggle eyes = cutest ghost ever!

Games We Played:

After our stories & songs, we played Halloween BINGO! 

Winners came up to our "Poke a Pumpkin" board to choose their mystery prize!! Luckily, we had enough pumpkins for everyone to get a chance.

another idea I stole from Facebook! we just hotglued plastic cups to our board, then filled each one with a prize and covered it with tissue paper.

It turned out to be a really fun afternoon! My favorite parts were the Chocolate Chip Ghost Story, the Pumpkin Poking and the mini craft. And of course, the BINGO!

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