October = Halloween EVERYDAY!

Halloween is my FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVER! The ghosts, goblins, black cats and witch hats, I LIVE FOR IT!  In my kindergarten class, we do Halloween activities and crafts all month long! Yes, you read that correctly.  Fun Friday projects in October are ALL Halloween related.  I wanted to share with you a class favorite that we've been doing the last two years.

Have you heard of the story “The Ghost’s Dinner” by Jacques Dequennoy?  It's the story of ghost friends who come together to have dinner and their ghostly bodies turn into the color of the food they are eating.  Cute, right?

This story is out of print, but you can find the PDF to the story here, to read aloud to your students.  There is also a YouTube video by The Library Lady, that you can find here

After reading, students will then create their own ghosts!  Brainstorm different foods their ghosts will eat and turn into.  Write their ideas on chart paper or the board for students to reference back to for inspiration and spelling assistance! Here are some samples:

After students decorate their ghost, they cut out and glue it onto a piece of construction paper and hang up in your classroom bulletin board.  EASY PEASY AND SUPER CUTE! Do you have a clothes line in your class?  Hang these ghosts up to have them appear like they are floating in the air!

If you'd like to create these ghosts with your kiddos, you can find this fun craftivityin my Teachers Pay Teachers shop (http://bit.ly/GhostsDinner).

The Ghost's Dinner Writing Activity
Thanks for stopping by friends, and HAPPY OCTOBER!


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