DIY crafts, Halloween, Recursos

DIY Halloween crafts

Excited about Halloween? Sure we are!!

Have you realized that you and your children can do lots of scary halloween crafts at home? I’m a little bit crazy about halloween crafts for kids and right now, it’s the perfect time of the year to bring out all their terrifying ideas! What better time to make a bunch of Frankensteins, scary looking pumpkins, ghosts and bats?

Well, as you can guess, Halloween night is coming so our children would need a spooktacular Halloween bag to save all their sweets…so if you think the same and you are in need of a wonderful Halloween bag…pay attention to the following ideas, buy a paper bag or print out the template of the tiny bag and make them together with your kids at school or at home.

This is the first DIY craft done at school and This set is formed by

  • A jack-o-lantern ready to tell stories and a chilling bat
  • A little spooky ghost
  • A wicked Frankenstein and his wife
  • A good looking black cat and a spooky bat
  • A scary mummy

Ready? Let’s start crafting!!!

How to make the candy bags

What you need for the big candy bag:

  • A paper bag (you can buy them at stationary stores)
  • Pencil, crayons & markers.
  • Colour cardboards (red, black, white, green, orange).
  • Imagination (this is very very important).

What you need for the tiny candy paper bag:

  • The template with the marks to follow.
  • Crayons, markers & a pencil.
  • Some sweets to fill in the bag.
  • Imagination!!!

Once everything is done, this is the otherworldly result!!!!

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Happy Halloween!!!

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Grammar, Halloween

Spooky little halloween

Halloween is coming, this is a fact! The calendar turned to the end of October and that means we are just one week far from THE BIG DAY and from celebrating that spooky lovely tradition. So, why don’t you start thinking about it and decorate your blog and your classroom with some Halloween ideas?

This is the first one. I’ve taken from El perro de papel the fantastic markers you’ll see  along the post. Believe me, they couldn’t be better!!!! And you also can try to do them bigger and make some decorations for your noticeboards.

Halloween cards: Really? Cards? Absolutely yes!!! They are simply fantastic and children enjoy when decorating. And, as teachers, we can introduce some short writings related with Halloween, wishing all the best for the night. Remember to include in your writings the most famous chant in the world:

“TRICK OR TREAT”

Here I show you an example of card/candies bag from Press Print Party and they all are super frightening!!!. You can do the models to do your own Halloween cards, or if you celebrate a trick or treat party at school, to create your bags. Here you have the examples:

Halloween bookmarks: Ohhhh I love bookmarks in all their different ways! They are always incredibly fantastic and if we are talking about halloween bookmarks, they can simply be, #spooktacular!!!! I really think imagination here plays an important role, you can create tons of bookmarks but if your mind is stucked with all your school stuff, don’t worry because here I have collected some ideas from different sites. Take note and enjoy!

From Easy Peasy and Fun I have saved this adorably spooky DIY bat corner bookmark.

You can follow the instructions on their site and create it at home or at school! For sure, you will have a nice time doing it!

And from Chink-n-scrap look what you can do! Aren’t they perfect for your books?


I think with all that info we can start preparing our Halloween crafts with our pupils. Hope you really enjoy doing them and don’t forget to say Trick or treat!!!!

See you soon!!

Grammar

Wh- Questions

How do I teach reading?

Wow! Difficult question, isn’t it? Let me tell you that I try to do my best with kiddos, but sometimes is still complicate for them to understand from the first sight, what the text wants to say. They look at me with very weird faces…#itsreal

I know lots of children have tricky problems when answering comprehension questions at the end of their reading…but let’s start from the beginning!!!

Wh- questions and the ability to answer them is important, not only at school but in everyday situations.

We must highlight the importance of Wh- words and their meaning. So first of all, we should know that they ask the reader for specific information and we can identify the words because they start with the letters W & H.

Let’s make a list with all of them:

  • What: asks for a thing
  • Where: asks for a place
  • Why: asks for a reason
  • When: asks for a moment
  • How (is also included): asks the way

I have created this super fantastic PDF to work with our children, because although there’s no magic fairy dust that help teachers every single hour…maybe this can assist! 😉

Some tips to work with the Wh flashcards or poster are the following:

  • Print it and stick it on the walls in your classrooms or in a big noticeboard.
  • Make a bundle with it and let students to play in a text.
  • Show them on the whiteboard and ask questions to kiddos.
  • Every day, work with a single poster and work with the chosen word.

But, don’t forget that the most important is:

NOT TO TELL THE STUDENTS WHAT THEY HAVE TO ANSWER!

Give them the chance to make an effort, end every time they answer correctly a question, let’s celebrate with them! They will be waiting for the next celebration and so excited trying to know what’s next! #chilrenalwayswantmore

Now, it’s time to you to start working it. Print the Wh questions PDF by clicking here or on the picture above.

Best wishes and have a nice week!