Homeschool Halloween Party 2012
A Halloween party was always something that I looked forward to when I was in school. I had a small party for the kids a few weeks before Halloween. I had sent home a notice to their parnts and let them know it was okay to send them in a Halloween costume to school and if they wanted to send any goodies it was just fine too! The kids headed in with their costumes -- and my gosh, weren't they adorable! We had our circle time with calendar, music, and weather as usual.. but with a ghoulish twist! We had fun silly Halloween songs at music and we danced to a few of my old favorites!
|Dancing at music time!|
After music the girls had a chance to free play in the room and I prepped our snacks. We had cupcakes and Maelie's Mum, Bella brought in a bucket with some candy for the kids! They were going to have one big sugar rush!
|Ivy and her bat wand|
After a filling and sugar filled snack it was time to relax with a good Halloween story. The girls all came back over to circle and sat down on their pillows for "A wee witches Halloween" Story time is really my favorite part of the day. Some days I wonder why I wasn't a librarian who reads to children every day.
I was a bit skeptical about how nap would go after eating all of that sugar but the girls went and found their rest mats and quickly fell asleep -- maybe a sugar crash. I did remind them that in the afternoon we had a plan to go pick pumpkins in the patch down over the hill by our house. Perhaps that helped them rest a bit easier.
The girls woke up pretty well from rest time and we quickly found our way down to the pumpkin patch. I taught the girls how to pull the pumpkin off of the vine. They had a great time looking in the patch for that perfect pumpkin.
|Pumpkin Patch fun!|
|Ivy in the pumpkin patch|
I tried to get a snapshot of the girls all lined up together with their pumpkins. It was hard when they were so giggly and wiggling from all of the excitement!
|Pumpkin Patch girls!|
Overall we had a wonderful party at school, the decorations, cupcakes, candy and costumes lead for some silly kids but we had a wonderful celebration! I can't believe Halloween is right around the corner! The girls had one more fun project to do next week and then it's here!