ideas about Halloween parties @school

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Registered: 01-03-2004
ideas about Halloween parties @school
Sat, 10-01-2005 - 9:25am
I am a room parent in my son's 1st grade class we are planning a Halloween party and the teacher asked if we could plan things on a calm level.
Any ideas
she thought stations would work best with about 10 minutes in each
A few stations we have thought of were Bingo, make a craft(not sure what lol) and decorate halloween cookies we are stuck on the rest any ideas?
Ps all the parents are fine with allowing their children to join in for the celebration
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Registered: 02-02-2004
Sat, 10-01-2005 - 2:46pm

here are some ideas... the "stations"work great!!!

1st station- make a "treat bag"- use the paper apple bags, the ones with handles, the kids decorated with pictures, or whatever...

-design a paper pumkin puppet,use a popslicle stick as a handle

here is a great site for ideas

have a great time....

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Registered: 01-03-2004
Sat, 10-01-2005 - 10:16pm
Thanks a bunch!!!
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 10-05-2005 - 12:07pm

We did a lot with science stuff, like cats and bats facts. Each child could write one fact they remember about either one and put it on the appropriate animal. We also did shadows. They had to match the pumkin shape to the shadow. It was prek so all we did was match it but you could do it with math facts or vocabluary. We had a Jack O' Lantern cut out of wood and the kids had to toss bean bags intot different parts of hte face for points. The points were given in pumpkin seeds and then they could eat them.

Just some thoughts.... =)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 10-05-2005 - 2:14pm

You may be able to get someplace to donate/sell cheap the little tiny pumpkins and let them decorate them with paint, markers and/or stickers.

games - "pin the tail on the black cat"

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Registered: 04-26-2005
Sun, 10-09-2005 - 11:08pm

1. a couple of teams with 3-4 kids; pick one to be the 'mummy' and wrap him/her up in a roll of toilet paper - whoever is completely wrapped first 'wins' or whoever uses up the roll first 'wins'

2. toss little bean bags into plastic trick-or-treat pumpkins or cauldrons

3. make a scarecrow face refrigerator magnet. Pre-cut circles out of white posterboard; pre-cut orange triangles for nose; pre-cut lengths of yarn for a mouth; pre-cut burlap for hats; have them tacky glue all of it on plus google eyes + straw at the neck (can use for hair, too) and little tiny sunflowers on the hat. You can buy the peel and stick magnet in a roll at WalMart or any craft store to stick on the back. Have ziplocs for them to take them home in.

4. decorated tiny gourds/pumpkins - you'll need to use Sharpie markers or poster paints - anything else will rub off. *please have them put on their art smocks so they don't ruin their clothes*

5. foam door hangers are fun for 1st graders. You can buy them in bulk and get the peel and stick shapes/letters to stick on them, or any stickers you want. I think at this time of year you can also find the plain masks (like the Lone Ranger). Use sparkle glue or glue and glitter and feathers and sequins. You can also staple pipe cleaners to the sided and make funky antennae - put pom-poms on the ends or fake spiders!!

6. another good center is a story center. It's especially good when it's time to calm them all down. Check the library at the school or the public library for suggestions. First graders seem to enjoy rhyming stories. Another quiet-down game is hangman on the chalk board. Find some funny phrase or a monster name and make teams play the game.

7. I'm also fond of the games I played as a child, particularly the clothespin game. We used to put a clothespin (the old-fashioned kind without springs - find them in the craft department)under our chins and try to drop it into a mason jar, or you could use the trick-or-treat pumpkins/cauldrons for this, too. "Easy-peasy-lemon-squeazy!!" And how about the old balloon relay? There are so many variations of this one. Teams walk with a balloon between their knees or under their chins or between two tummies - first team to finish 'wins.' With either game, stamp their hands after their turn, or stick a sticker on them after their turn.

8. another fun game (to watch!!) is a piece of bubble gum in a pile of whipped cream. On a paper plate, place a piece of gum and totally cover it with whipped cream or cool whip. The 'winner' is the first one to eat and find the gum (NO HANDS), chew it and blow a bubble!! TOO FUNNY! I don't know how many 1st graders can blow bubbles - maybe some other thing to eat - gummy worms? We're doing some version of this with my 2nd grader's class this year.

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Wed, 10-12-2005 - 1:29pm
Our school will not be allowing Halloween parties this year. We are only allowed Christmas, Valantine's Day and the last day of school. I'm going to really miss it (maybe more than my kids LOL...).
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Wed, 10-12-2005 - 5:59pm
That is the same thing our school is doing however the teacher is allowing us to do a "special craft and snack" so the kids will still have a good time but we are not calling it a "party" where all the parents are invited!
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