How has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a foundation with small accents to make the costume. This way Sola can wear the regular clothes after Halloween and she is much more comfortable while she is trick o’ treating. So she will be wearing gray leggings and a sweatshirt with a rat tail and ears, plus face paint. What will your children be dressed as?
This week, for seasonally inspired learning, we will be doing the following:
- Song – Music Through the Grades: Hallowe’en, page 37
- Poem – The Waldorf Book of Poetry: From the Broomstick Train, page 81
- Seasonal Activities –
- Carve pumpkins (here are 36 adorable ideas for pumpkin carving from All You)
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Make a watercolor resist spider web
- Make a beeswax jack o’ lantern
- Make pom pom pumpkins together
- Needle felt a pumpkin
- Do you have your trick o’ treat bags? If not, make some of your own DIY trick o’ treat bags with these easy ceral box stencils
- Having a Halloween party, don’t forget a classic and fun game, bobbing for apples!
- Do want the kids to get wet, use those apples and bucket of water to make apple votives instead
- Make a spooky Halloween terrarium
What do you plan to do for Halloween? We never know if we will be able to trick o’ treat hear due to the weather. It’s just not much fun to trick o’ treat in the pouring rain,