I love wreaths, they are the perfect way to decorate and although I made a Halloween wreath last week I wanted to share how my son got in on the fun too. We actually made this one weeks ago. This Halloween craft was fun for both of us I love the organic look to it. If you don’t have a paper plate to use any cardboard cut into a circle will do!
- Gather your materials. You will need dried black beans, dried orange lentils, a paper plate, orange ribbon, white glue, bowls to mix , a spoon and scissors.
- Start by having your child mix the black beans and orange lentils. It was at this point that I got the idea for this sensory tub. My son loved this step.
- While they play with the beans and lentils add glue, lots and lots of glue.
- Add the beans and lentils. It was hard getting photos of this because I was helping him drizzle them on.
- Keep going until all the glue is covered.
- Let dry – I popped it outside in the sun to dry faster!
- When it’s all dry cut out the middle.
- Shake off any loose lentils and beans.
- Add an orange ribbon.
- Hang up !
Halloween Books from Carrie Anne
Carrie Anne is a monthly contributor to No Time For Flash Cards, she shares fantastic book reviews and today she is sharing her Halloween picks! Catch up with her on her blog Another Day , Another Thought…or two!
Dragon’s Halloween by Dav Pilkey. The kids love Dragon. Actually I love Dragon too. He’s such a lovable character. He has a few books out . The Halloween book has 3 mini Halloween stories. Dragon’s personality and natural innocence is so childlike , I think that’s why we all love him so. Dragon is written by the same author as Captain Underpants, which explains some of the humour.
Pumpkinheadby Eric Rohman. I love, love, love the artwork in this book, all printed from carvings. The story is cute too, about a boy with a pumpkin for a head. One day he looses his head and adventure follows. Same author / illustrator as My Friend Rabbit .
Just catching up a bit with blog reading and I wanted to thank you for all of the book reccomendations. I just made a list of 5 books to pick up at the library today and put at least that many on hold. I love your Fall reading list.
I wondered if you’d read any Karma Wilson books and after doing a search on your site found that you had read two of them. I hadn’t heard of those but I would reccommend: Bear Feels Sick, Bear Snores On, and Animal Strike at the Zoo, It’s True. I love these and the first two that I mentioned are good Winter books.
I was also curious about what YOU read. I’d love to hear that also. 🙂 I thoroughly appreciate what you do through this blog. My children are learning a lot! Thanks, again!
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Thank you for the recommendations I really appreciate them and will add them to my list of future books for sure. I am so glad you like the Fall Reading list. I actually was just appointed as the librarian at my son’s co-op preschool and spend even more time finding books for this age so I have been thinking even more about themed book lists than before.
I love to read but haven’t had nearly as much time as I used to, I love Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolover,Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jose Saramago. That said since becoming a mom I have looked for lighter books. So I read the whole Twilight Saga , like Jane Green and Phillipa Gregory.
Thanks so much for your kind words, this comment was a wonderful way to start my day!
I love this!
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This looks great, and I’m pretty sure I even have all the materials on hand. Thanks for the great suggestion!
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I love your website. It has been very helpful. Thank you for all that you do.
I adore your website! I used to be an elementary teacher, but now I am home raising my energetic 2 year old boy and my adorable 5 month old girl. I have been at a loss for what to do with my son, and now I have so many new things to do! Your ideas are fun, creative and well organized. You have inspired me to start doing more projects with my 2 year old, and I thank you for that!
Alphonso Kemmler says
I like twilight! I may sit and watch all day long if I didn’t have school..or life to stay me from doing it! lol Amazing Simply Wonderful!
I have featured this one as well! http://funfamilycrafts.com/creepy-peepers-jell-o/
I love this, and I love that it can be adapted to different holidays!
What is that blue mat you always have under the children’s work area?
That was a cheap place mat I found at the dollar store.