Halloween Songs

Halloween Sing Along!

Here are two fun Halloween songs for your little ones to enjoy in the coming days. If you have a favorite Halloween song feel free to leave it in the comments to share with everyone!


Pumpkins


I’m a little pumpkin
orange and round
The farmer planted me in the ground.
I grew and grew until I was just right .
Carve me up on Halloween night.

Halloween

Halloween,is tonight,
is tonight, is tonight !
Halloween is tonight so get your costume on!

Get your pumpkin carved up right,
carved up right, carved up right
Get your pumpkin carved up right
Halloween’s tonight!

Now let’s go trick or treat
trick or treat, trick or treat!
Now let’s go trick or treat,
for yummy candy to eat!

Reader’s Corner :Look What We Made!

The Cutest Pumpkin!

When Amelia and her mommy Missy checked out our Halloween projects none quite fit with the supplies in their house, so they used the ghost collage idea but made it into the cutest pumpkin ever. Ripped orange paper and a glue stick were huge hits with this adorable 2 year old!

You can see more pictures over at their blog :

Mrs. Rodgers Neighborhood

Letter of The Week X x !

X-ray
X

I thought this x-ray x would be a fun activity to start the week of Halloween, but but you can omit the orange paper and do the craft any time of year . Older children should be encouraged to draw and cut out the bones themselves, in which case regular old construction should be used in place of the foam sheets.
  1. Gather your materials. You will need one orange and one black piece of construction paper, 2 sheets of white foam , a pen, scissors, glue and crayons. We are using all the metalics , white and black crayons, just to stay with a Halloween theme.
  2. Have your child color the 2 pieces of paper, although it looks like fantastic squiggles, and they are fantastic, my son informed me that there were cats and a witch on his paper.
  3. Although we simply colored another option would be to use fun Halloween stickers .
  4. While your child does that you can draw a bone shape on one sheet of foam, and layer it with the 2nd and cut out.
  5. Trim the black piece of paper into a square and glue on the orange paper.
  6. Make a X with glue.
  7. Add the bones!

Little Artists !

This week I am focusing all on Halloween, if you have made one of our Halloween crafts and have pictures you want to share I will be devoting a post to our readers and their creations! All you have to do is send me the pictures!

October Blog Roll – Send me your blogs!

It’s that time again!

I will be posting the reader blog roll this week. Please send me your blog address if you want to be included! I will also be adding a link to my blog roll on the main page, not sure where yet but look for it soon!

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Oh and remember if you were in a previous roll you will be added automatically to following ones.

To Infinity And Beyond!

Weekend Re Post !
This idea can easily be changed to a Halloween Picture using white and orange crayons and black paint! A new post will be up Monday, have a safe and happy weekend!


Magic Space Paintings


Even when you paint over your drawings magically they appear!
  1. Gather your materials. You will need some white paper ( cardstock or construction paper works best ) , some bright colored crayons, a paint brush and black paint. If you don’t have black paint use the darkest blue or mix your own.
  2. Mix up some dark paint- I just mixed all my darkest ones and got pretty close to black. My son loved this part, older kids can make predictions about what will happen to the paint as you mix it.
  3. Draw a space or night scene with crayons. Toddlers and young preschoolers will need help but will still enjoy coloring too. Press Hard, you want lots of wax on the paper.
  4. Paint over the drawing.
  5. Marvel at the masterpiece!
Books!

” Hush Little Alien “ by Daniel Kirk is a quirky updated version of the classic lullaby. So many bedtime books are super sugary but this one is funky and bright! I love the space theme and the illustrations are great! I like it especially for older kids who may be sick of the old standards!

” Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic for a reason. My son has loved it since day one and it really does a great job of calming before bed, like all great bedtime stories should. As a teacher I hated this book probably because it’s not a great book for groups I admit I was wrong, this is a gem !
” Good Night Mr. Night” by Dan Yaccarino This is another wonderful and calming bedtime book, Mr. Night quiets the animals , closes the flowers and gets the world ready to go night night! I love this book- I keep meaning to pick up the board book version! Like ” Goodnight Moon” there aren’t too many words, but the illustrations are perfect!