Spooky Food and Fun Day
My name is Sarah and I am a teacher and children’s author.
I love Halloween. It’s a fun time when you can dress up, put decorations up and play games. Today I have put together some activities for you using the theme of Halloween.
Are you ready for some fun activities?
I know I am. Let’s go!
Make your very own Halloween cupcakes.
You will need: 110g self-raising flour, 110g butter, 110g caster sugar, vanilla essence, milk and icing pens. Have lots of fun together designing your own characters for Halloween. This activity develops children’s understanding of customs linked to the season of the year. It also supports their language and communication and develops their numeracy skills too.
1000 Year Old Halloween Eggs
Why not ‘trick’ your friend into thinking you have eggs in your kitchen which are 1000 years old!
All you will need is:
1 teaspoon of food colouring. Red and green mixed together seems to work better to give the impression of being old.
You will need to boil the eggs for around 5 or 6 minutes. Perhaps you could set a timer or use a clock to show your child how long the eggs have been boiling. You will need to make sure that the eggs, once boiled, are cool enough to touch. You can discuss the best way to crack the eggs – perhaps by using the teaspoon or tapping the egg on a chopping board. Your child may like to recite Humpty Dumpty to the rhythm of the egg as it becomes cracked all over. Ask your child what would happen if the egg wasn’t boiled enough or if a colour such as yellow was used instead.
Halloween Green Pancakes
These pancakes sound absolutely awful! Green food colouring will make them look the part for a Halloween party and will be safe enough to eat too.
You will need to help your child cook the pancake. Ask your child to guess how many times you can flip the pancake. You can count together. They can also help in weighing the ingredients and mixing them all together. Later on, your child can help put the cooking items away and tidy up. This will help with their independent skills. What toppings will they choose? Banana? Honey? Or something else?
There’s nothing like a nice cup of warm milk and a homemade cookie when the weather outside is cold. This Halloween you can make your own cookies and choose your own ingredients! Ginger, chocolate chips or raisins could be added to the recipe. Chocolate buttons or a range of sweets can decorate the top of the cookie.
Perhaps you might have your own Halloween Cookie Competition!
Discuss with your child how they would like to decorate their own cookie.
Your child might also weigh the ingredients with you and help mix everything together.
With help, your child can use a spoon to put a small amount of the cookie mixture onto the baking tray.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
If you love to paint then this is for you! Find a large stone in your garden or perhaps you might already have one if you have collected one from a recent woodland walk. Wash it so it is really clean and prepare to paint!
If you haven’t got a pumpkin you can paint a rock to make it look just like the real thing! The good thing about it is that you can display your painted rock every year!
When you are searching for a rock you can discuss the right shape or size that will suit a pumpkin shape. For the eyes of the pumpkin you can discuss a variety of shapes. Should they be triangle or circle? Which looks scarier?
The Halloween Spell by Sarah Isaacs
There’s nothing like a bedtime story when you are curled up under your blankets! Especially after you have been enjoying yourself taking part in all these activities!
This time I have written a ‘Halloween Spell’ to listen to!
It’s not too scary or creepy. Infact, it’s a spell for sleepy children! I have even dressed up as a witch too!
Are you comfortable? Let us begin…