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Theme Day Thursday – Halloween

Those of you who have been following us will have noticed that we’ve had a short break for a Triplet adventure in Singapore and Malaysia.
As we’re still in recovery mode after returning from our adventure I didn’t have much planned for this weeks Theme day Thursday.
Lucky for me, this week is Halloween so it really wasn’t too difficult to come up with something.

We started our day with a bowl of witches porridge (our usual porridge with a swirl of jam to make a spiders web on top). Unfortunately my hungry little monsters got to the porridge before I took a photo but I’m sure that you get the idea.

We made toilet roll bats – I found this idea at – First I drew the wing shapes onto a piece of card and gave it to Alita, Loki and Michael along with some paint and brushes. While they were getting creative I drew funny faces onto the Toilet roll tubes and folded the ends to form ears, I then helped each of them to paint some colour onto the tubes so they could identify which bat belonged to them. When the paint on the wings had dried I cut out the wings and glued them onto the Toilet roll tubes.

Toddlers painting wings for toilet roll bats.
We played Halloween Dress-ups and tried to scare each other – Alita insisted on wearing a Pirate eye-patch with her skeleton costume.

toddlers dressed as a skeleton, a Vampire and a Zombie

Toddlers playing in Dress-up Halloween costumes

And we read a book that has been a  favourite in our house for a long time –

book cover - room on the broom

Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

I haven’t come across a Julia Donaldson book yet that the whole family doesn’t love. They flow really well so they are a pleasure to read aloud and the story lines keep little minds interested.

The Witch in this story is a particularly friendly witch who makes room on her broom for all kinds of animals,  they then repay her kindness when she gets herself into a spot of bother with a Dragon. At the moment Loki’s favourite part is when “the broom snaps in two” and he just can’t wait to get to that page. There are lots of repetitive phrases through the story that everyone likes to join in with as well.

We’re all looking forward to watching the animated version of “Room on the broom” on ABC4kids this weekend.

What will you be doing for Halloween this year?

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