Halloween Centers for Wednesday

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  1. Crys68

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    Hi teachers...I wanted to do a few "halloweeny" type centers on Wednesday for Halloween. Fun, yet a bit educational with maybe an artsy one. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    I am having some parents come in to do a few different stations:
    - masks (basic eye masks with a variety of art supplies for the kids to decorate with)
    - orange playdough (I made a big batch tonight) with Halloween cookie cutters for the students to make patterns
    - potato prints with Halloween shapes (using same cookie cutters)
    - skeletons made from dry noodle shapes glued on black construction paper.
     
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    how did you make the playdough??
     
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    I like those...easy and simple but hands on. Where did you find the masks?
     
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    I don't teach first grade this year. But I am going to have my students estimate how many pieces of popcorn to cover a ghost shape, than count and glue the popcorn peices down and see how close they were.
    To make it work for everyone I am going to have different sized ghosts (some kids can't count pages 10 so can 100+) Of course I won't make any of the ghosts that big.

    I'm going to have them estimate how many seeds are in a pumpkin than we will crave it. I'm thinking about having pumpkin bowling.

    Not sure what to do about literacy yet. I'm still thinking about it.
     
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    playdough recipe (very easy!):

    mix together 2 c. flour with 2 Tblsp. cream of tartar in a large metal (or heat resistant) bowl

    boil on stove: 1/2 c. salt, 1 tsp. oil & 2 c. water with food colouring added to the desired colour of your dough. If you dissolve the salt first it's easier to tell if the colour is what you want.

    Pour hot water mixture over flour and stir to combine. It will be very sticky at first, but work it with your hands and it will turn into dough (too hot at first, so let it sit for a while). Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
     

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