I decided to do a fun Halloween countdown with my daughter (read more about it HERE). While we aren't starting quite yet, I wanted to compile all my ideas by October 18th so I am ready to go. Each day has it's own Halloween theme. Enjoy!
Our first theme for our 13 day countdown is witches. Here are some of the fun ideas I have found (sorted by category). And while I will only have time to do two or three of these ideas, I wanted to include everything I found that was noteworthy. Many of these were found on Pinterest (i just LOVE this site!) some are on my wiki, and some I have found through google searches.
Service Project (Same concept as the 12 Days of Christmas... but with a Halloween twist!)
- Use a witch's broom to sweep a neighbors porch
- Make a witchy treat to share with an unsuspecting neighbor
Room on the Broom (My Boo's favorite Halloween story! It comes highly recommended from me!) Use story cut outs as you are telling the story, or as a fun retelling activity.
Learning Time Fun
Have your kiddos make a Book of Brews by coming up with unique witch spells and writing the ingredients and directions. Another variation of this book would be to have your kids write different recipes such as Spider Stew, Bat Burgers, and French Fried Frogs.
Reading comprehension skill page (might not have the fun factor, but it is educational!)
Witch Math Art
Making Learning Fun has a whole bunch of learning activities that go with the Two Little Witches Halloween story. They have magnet pages, color by number pages, letter tile pages, and MORE!
Treats & Eats
The Food Chics came up with this yummy witch sandwich... it is almost too cute to eat!
Betty Crocker posted a simple witch hat cookie recipe.
Witch fingers from A Fridge Full of Food... seems like an easy enough recipe!
Cute cupcakes from Parents... they look a little too complicated for me, but darling nonetheless!
You can buy this darling witch bag kit from Pebbles in my Pocket, but I don't think it would be too hard to make with scrap paper.
Broomstick gift bag from Martha Stewart (would you expect anything but perfection from this site!)
Witch puppet- have kids make puppet and create their own Halloween puppet show!
DLTK has a bunch of witch crafts that are great for kids!
SUPER cute Wanda the Witch game from Prepared Not Scared. It is similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey... but perfect for Halloween! Visit the site for the free pdf download.
Tip Junkie posted a Witch Pitch game using leftover candy corn, a foam board, and mini cauldrons (very cute but I think little tupperware containers would still do the trick).
Witch and Broom Relay and Witch Seat? large group games from Associated Content.
Witch, Witch, Where's Your Broom? A game similar to "Doggie, Doggie who has your bone?"
These were all found at Kid'n'Kaboodle- and they have a whole lot more!
If I was a WitchIf I was a witch I would climb on my broomAnd fly away with a zoom zoom zoom(Show the children walking fingers and say this is your witch. Next show the children their pointer finger and say this is a broom. Then have them put their witch on their broom and make her fly)
Three Wee WitchiesNot last night, but the night before(Shake head, gesture with hand over shoulder to show the day before)Three wee witchies came knocking at my door(Show three fingers, knock on floor)One played the fiddle(Play an imaginary fiddle)One played the drum(Play an imaginary drum)And one had a pancakestuck to her bum!The Witch Rides Tonight(Game: tune:Farmer in the Dell)The witch rides tonightThe witch rides tonightHeigh-ho, it's HalloweenThe witch rides tonight!The witch takes a cat...The cat takes a bat...The bat takes a spider...The spider takes a goblin...The goblin takes a skeleton...The skeleton takes a ghost...The ghost scares them all...
Five Little WitchesFive little witches standing by the door. (hold up five fingers)One flew out and then there were four. (Flying motion with hand)Four little witches standing by a tree. (four fingers)One went to pick a pumpkin and then there were three. (picking motion with three fingers)Three little witches stirring their brew.(stir)One fell in and then there were two. (two fingers)Two little witches went for a run. (run with fingers)One got lost and then there was one. (one finger)One little witch, yes, only one. (one finger)She cast a spell and now there are none.(make motions as if to cast spell and then put hands in lap)
Old Mother WitchOld Mother Witch is coming to townComing to town, coming to townOld Mother Witch is coming to townSo early in the morning.This is the way she rides her broom...This is the way she wears her hat...This is the way she stirs her brew...This is the way she pets her black cat...This is where she has her wart...This is how she scares you BOO...Old Mother Witch is going away...
How cute are the witch feet on this table! Check out Bubblegum and Duct Tape for more terrifying tablescapes.