Halloween is only 17 days away! Are you ready? We’re not! We had the stomach flu all week! Blech! This is the longest stomach flu we have ever had in the 25 years that I’ve been parenting, but I guess it is not that unusual for it to last up to 10 days. Then last night, my husband was hit by a car walking home from the bus stop. Fortunately, he is okay, but it is a good reminder for everyone that at this time of year, we pedestrians need to make sure we’re visible. And not just from the front, but from the back also, because even when you are walking against traffic, you can be hit from behind. So especially on Halloween, when the kids are out, make sure everyone has some sort of light/reflector and drivers, please take it easy.
With all that said, Sola and I are still hoping to get in the mood for Halloween. So we have some Halloween seasonal Lesson plans to share.
- Song – Music Through the Grades: Hallowe’en, page 37
- Poem – The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Autumn Fancies, page 134
- Seasonal Activities –
- This is a lovely Halloween wreath from Love in the Suburbs which uses needle felted Halloween decorations
- Make some Halloween peg dolls
- Put on a creepy Halloween puppet show with these free printable shadow puppets from Chez Beeper Bebe
- Set out your Halloween book basket
- Combine science and Halloween with these 10 Terrifying Ghost Science Experiments from Lemon Lime Adventures
- If you have some acorns on hand, you can make some miniature jack ‘o lanterns for your nature table like these from Right Brained Mom
- Add some Halloween items to your autumn nature table
- You’ve decorated the house inside and out, but did you remember to decorate your fairy garden for Halloween?
- It’s too early to carve a pumpkin, but it’s the perfect time to get out and find some pumpkins at a pumpkin patch
- If you haven’t decorated outside yet, here are 20 Outdoor Halloween Decorations from House Beautiful to help jump start your creativity
How about at your house? Are your ready for Halloween? We just don’t seem to be able to keep up with the season this year, but are still hoping to have some Halloween fun before the 31st.