NaNoWriMo is eating every moment of my free time and I’m loving it! But, crafty preschool things are still happening and so I’m taking a minute to chronicle what we did for Halloween before it becomes even more irrelevant.
Pumpkin Science! We learned how bubbles worked (air and water) and experimented with them–in a pumpkin! Sure, why not? Science can happen anywhere…
Painting of course. Can’t have a Halloween without painting a pumpkin. (That is until we get the age where I’m comfortable bringing out the knives!) Mostly we dumped about a gallon of paint on a few pumpkins. It was fun. And messy. Our favorite sort of fun.
This was a great project for a lot of fine motor skills–cutting, puncturing the paper with the pin, gathering the paper and pinning again. It was so fun and easy.
First he cut out eight strips of orange construction paper…
Then he pinned them altogether….
Spread them out…
Gather and pinned the strips on the top (and put a cute little green piece to make it absolutely a pumpkin).
Turtle made his ghost (that looked strikingly like the ghosts from Pac-Man) with–of course–marshmallows.
Me and Froggy made ours with cotton balls and googly eyes.
Then Froggy had fun with glue and goggly eyes. Cutest ghost like things…
CUTEST LITTLE VAMPIRE!
Blogs where I got some of the ideas:
Scissor Skill Pumpkin!
Some of the books we read:
Apples and Pumpkins
A Happy Haunter’s Halloween: Trick or Treat
Who is Your Favorite Monster, Mama?