Sunday, October 4, 2009

I love October!!

October is now coming in a VERY close second to my favorit month, December! I love this time of year for so many reasons, and one of them is all the fun opportunities it gives me to do some fun things with my kids. This year I made a fun little advent calendar to count down until Halloween.

This was made out of a 24-count muffin tin covered with square magnets. I am excited to use this to make our Halloween season a blast! Behind every day we will either have an activity or a little surprise (like stickers, etc) I think we will do an activity every other day, just so I can keep my sanity:) I thought I would post all the activities so you can use them too! I do have to apologize, this will be my longest post EVER! :) We will be starting this on the 8th, since my magnetic calendar only has 24 days on it :)

Make monster mouth snacks and serve peanut butter to dip in (

Ghost footprint craft. You use a 12x12 piece of paper and dip the kids feet in white paint. Then they make a footprint on the paper, the heel is the ghosts face and the toes are the bottom. Super cute!

Adorable pumpkin pie bites! (

Decorate our own witches hats with boas, glitter and anything else!

Make Nutter Butter ghosts

Make glitter pumpkins (

Make bread bowls shaped like pumpkins and have soup in them for dinner. Check out, they look SO cute!!

Make these cute pipe cleaner spiders (

Go to the library and read books about Halloween

Make these simple pumpkins out of rolls of toilet paper and fabric and take them to our neighbors (

Make mini caramel apples

Such a fun month, right?! These are just the little things we will try to do every other day to really enjoy the season, I hope everyone has a fantastic October!!