Open Ended "Loose Parts" Play With Pumpkins
stuff brown bags full of news paper till fat. then paint them orange with a green stem. add a face to make them a jack O lantern. ( you can use the pumpkins as a gross motor game as well. Before painting the faces on, display the colored pumpkins in a *field* and let ever person walk about and Pick One. then they can add their own face to the one they choose. Makes for a fun group project .
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Silly Monsters (Loose parts)
This theme is so much fun! its another one of those that you can pull in older friends, and they will have fun with it right along with their younger friends. I like to use this in place of traditional Halloween themes. This is also great for talking about feelings and emotions . Is there something you might be struggling with? or feeling frustration around while you're creating and engaging at home? leave me a message and I would love to help in anyway I can.
1) Go away Big Green Monster File Game (Contact Me To Purchase firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) Wild Thing Tissue Paper Art
3) Wild thing Jello sensory
Questions To ask For Extending Learning and Engagement:
1) How does your silly monster move?
2) How do pumpkins grow?
3) What can you make with a pumpkin?