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!!!

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!!

Halloween

Halloween bookmarks

Y para finalizar con las actividades de Halloween, en 2º hemos hecho este bookmark que nos ha quedado genial.

Para poder realizarlo hemos tenido que seguir las instrucciones de un rap de Halloween en el que se nos marcaban los colores de cada uno de los protagonistas de este separador. El rap o mejor dicho chant, dice así:

HALLOWEEN COLOURS:

Black cat,

Orange pumpkin,

White ghost,

Green-eyed monster.

Black, orange, white green.

These are the colours of Halloween.

Black cats,

 Witches’ hats.

Jack -o’- lanterns.

Jack -o’- lanterns.

Black, orange, white, green.

These are the colours of halloween.

(Oxford University Press, http://www.oup.com/elt)

Como veis hay parte del vocabulario que es muy fácil y seguro que desde infantil están aprendiendo y repasando los colores, por lo que este vocabulario, ya está activo. Y el resto, es vocabulario relacionado exclusivamente con el topic que estamos trabajando HALLOWEEN. Puede ser que en cursos anteriores, los niños hayan aprendido algunas de las palabras, así que no tardaran en recordarlas o, en el caso de que sean nuevas, aprenderlas, sobre todo si las acompañamos de gestos.

Como os he dejado justo debajo de la canción una página web, en ella podréis entrar y en el HALLOWEEN CORNER encontrar la música junto con algunas actividades sugeridas. Para trabajarlas en clase, están genial.

Con este post, terminamos la temporada de Halloween por este año. Al que viene, más y mejor!

Un saludo y feliz puente a todos y todas!

Cintia