Friday, 7 October 2016

Still Getting Ready for Halloween - Five for Friday

I’m very happy to join my friends from doodlebugsteaching again for the Five for Friday Linky Party. This is a weekly teacher linky party where we post five random things from the past week. Here's my week.

It’s October and the countdown to Halloween has started. The kids have been busy creating crafts and preparing the classroom for the Halloween party.

We started the week by making some TP roll bats. We’re going to hang them from the ceiling with those pipe cleaner legs.

Some of the children from our play group wanted to paint monsters, so we decided to use watercolors and markers to do that. We first made small “puddles” of water on the page, then added colours. When they were dry we drew the monsters with black markers.

I have made some monster puzzles using giant popsicle sticks. We might make some with the kids if they show interest in it. Let’s see…

Today has been an amazing day! We had a disco, with proper disco lights hanging from the ceiling, with a trampoline, and lots of soft balls. It was crazy fun!

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you that my order from thebookdepository arrived this week. I got two Pete the Cat books! My kids love them, and so do I. They’re easy to understand, great to act out, colourful, and great for socio-emotional development.

What's your favourite Pete the Cat book? :)
Have a sunny weekend!


  1. I love the monster puzzles. My 5th graders would enjoy making these for any holiday. We might share these with our 1st grade buddies.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

  2. Hi, Beti! Thanks for the comment! You can also use watercolors to paint the popsicle sticks, let them dry, then draw with markers or paint with tempera. I've made some puzzles with farm animals a couple of months ago:

  3. The popsicle stick puzzles are adorable. What a great idea!