Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Gingerbread Man Retelling Bracelet


Hi, friends!  The holiday season is upon us... like literally just around the corner!  The Gingerbread Man is one of my favorite topics during the month of December.  We make gingerbread houses, taste gingerbread cookies, and even make a Gingerbread Man retelling bracelet!

Gear up for Christmas in the classroom with this FREE Gingerbread Man emergent reader and retelling bracelet... the perfect addition to your Gingerbread Man activities and Christmas activities!

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Of course, we read many different variations of this favorite tale!




One of my favorite renditions is this simple picture book by Parragon Books.  The illustrations are vibrant with color, and the text is simple enough for my kiddos to practice their retelling skills.

      

After reading The Gingerbread Man by Parragon Books, we retell the story using this paper emergent reader and our retelling bracelets.

Gear up for Christmas in the classroom with this FREE Gingerbread Man emergent reader and retelling bracelet... the perfect addition to your Gingerbread Man activities and Christmas activities!

First, the students will color the bead at the top of each page to match the color of the bead representing that event in the story.  Then, we go back and read one page at a time... stopping after each page to add that bead to the pipe cleaner.  I like to pass out one bead at a time, but you could certainly create a baggie with the six beads and pipe cleaner ahead of time for each student.

Gear up for Christmas in the classroom with this FREE Gingerbread Man emergent reader and retelling bracelet... the perfect addition to your Gingerbread Man activities and Christmas activities!

After the students have strung all of the beads, you will need to twist the ends together to create the bracelet.  Now, the students can use the beads on the bracelet to retell the story!  I like to have them retell the story to a partner.  Sometimes, we even bring our booklets and bracelets to other classrooms to share the retelling of “The Gingerbread Man.”

Gear up for Christmas in the classroom with this FREE Gingerbread Man emergent reader and retelling bracelet... the perfect addition to your Gingerbread Man activities and Christmas activities!

The idea of the retelling bracelet has been around for ages.  It really does provide a great visual to help the students better remember the major events in the story.

Gear up for Christmas in the classroom with this FREE Gingerbread Man emergent reader and retelling bracelet... the perfect addition to your Gingerbread Man activities and Christmas activities!

If you'd like to give this activity a try in your classroom, you will need the following supplies:  pipe cleaners, gray or white beads, brown beads, pink beads, black beads, yellow beads, and orange beads.




Plus, you can grab the emergent reader below!  I've also included a differentiated copy containing more difficult text, as well as a parent note explaining the bracelet.


Don't forget to head over to this post to read all about how we used our five senses to investigate gingerbread cookies!  I have a freebie for you there too!


And you won't want to miss this post all about our Gingerbread House Workshop!


We're also giving away four picture books perfect for the month of December!  The best part is... you get to choose the four books!




Now, hop on over to read about more favorite December read alouds and activities!






Sunday, November 6, 2016

30 Turkey Crafts and Activities for the Classroom


Hi, friends!  Apparently, I have a thing for turkey crafts!  Who knew?!  As I was scrolling through my photos, I slowly began to realize this infatuation.  I mean... they are so incredibly adorable, and it's super easy to turn virtually anything into a turkey!  In preparation for Thanksgiving, I scoured the internet Pinterest in search of the cutest turkey crafts for the classroom.


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1. DECOMPOSING TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Decomposing Turkey was a classroom favorite last year!  We especially loved the fun chant!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

2. PATTERN TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

These turkey feather patterns are one of my favorites!  I just love how colorful they make our classroom turkey!

3. T IS FOR TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Distinguishing between the sound of T and D can be tricky, but not with our T is for Turkey craft, center and game!  Read more about this craft... here!

4. PINE CONE TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!
I've been making this pine cone turkey craft since my very first year teaching!  Sometimes, I get lucky and I have a student who has a "pine cone tree" and is able to bring them in for the class.  I usually buy the scented pine cones on discount after the holiday season and save them for next year... or I'll buy them for our house and bring in my old ones that have lost their scent.  Then, we add feathers, a pipe cleaner head, googly eyes, and a felt beak and waddle.

5. LIFE CYCLE TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

My kiddos loved learning all about the life cycle of a turkey with this adorable turkey craft.  They just couldn't get enough of the life cycle spinner!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

6.  POPSICLE STICK TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Popsicle crafts are always an adorable keepsake.  I like to put magnets on the back, so the kiddos can hang them on their fridge.  We used the mini Popsicle sticks and mixed feathers to make this cutie.

7. TURKEY FLAP BOOK

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Of course, we have to display everything we have learned about turkeys in with this interactive turkey flap book!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

8. CRAFT SPOON TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

This little guy was the result of the hundreds of wooden craft spoons, i.e. wooden ice cream taster spoons, I found in my cabinet at school.  We just painted the spoon brown and added some feathers, eyes, pipe cleaner feet, and a felt nose.

9. TURKEY TROT

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Our "Turkey Trot" number sequence turkey craft and game was another classroom favorite!  We sure did enjoy trotting down the life size number line!  First, a student rolled a 6-sided or 10-sided die.  Then, he/she stood by the number that was rolled.  We practiced counting on to 20, as the student trotted on down the number line!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

10. TURKEY HEADBAND

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

No holiday would be complete without a festive headband!  Grab this turkey headband for free... here!

11. TURKEY GUIDED DRAWING

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Grab the free directions for this turkey guided drawing from Proud to be Primary... here!

12. SHAPE TURKEYS

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

My students were "gobblin' up shapes" with this adorable freebie from Wild About Firsties!  Grab it... here!

13. YARN TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

How cute is this yarn turkey from Fantastic Fun and Learning?!  You could even use Popsicle sticks for the frame of the turkey.  Read more about this craft... here!

14. SHAPE BOOK TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

I love this interactive shape book turkey from Laugh Eat Learn!  Each feather acts as a tab for that section of the booklet.  Read more about this craftivity... here!

15. PATTERN BLOCK TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

This pattern block turkey from Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten is an excellent Thanksgiving center activity.  Grab it for free... here!

16. HAND PRINT TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Hand prints make the perfect feathers!  Don't you think?!  Read more about this craft from The Kindergarten Connection... here!

17. FINE MOTOR TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Here's a great idea from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten for practicing fine motor and number sense!  Read about this activity... here!

18. PAPER BAG THANKFUL TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Grab this paper bag thankful turkey for free from The Creative Classroom!  Find it... here!

19. NUMBER SENSE TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Last year, we made these number sense turkey crowns from Proud to be Primary.  They were a huge hit, and the kiddos looked so adorable as they wore them out to the buses!  Grab the free printable... here!

20. THANKFUL TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to discuss all of the things we are thankful for, and these thankful turkeys from Easy Teaching Tools would be a great way to prompt that discussion!  Read more about this craft... here!

21. GOBBLE, GOBBLE TURKEY PLACE MAT

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Usually, we weave place mats for Thanksgiving, but this turkey place mat from The Applicious Teacher is too cute!  Grab the free template... here!

22. GRATITUDE TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Expressing gratitude is easy with this "Gratitude Turkey" from Learning with Mrs. Leeby!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

23. ONE ODD TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Combine math and art with "One Odd Turkey" from School and the City!  Read more about this craftivity... here!

24. EDIBLE TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Oreo's and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups... need I say more!  Read about this edible turkey over at Elementary Antics!

25. WRITING CONVENTIONS TURKEY

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Such a great idea for getting your kiddos to be more conscious about their writing!  Read more about this craftivity over at Mrs. Richardson's Class!

26. PAINT CHIP TURKEY


27. DISH BRUSH TURKEY


28. PAPER PLATE TURKEY


29. TURKEY CONES


30. TURKEY BOWLING


I'm thinking 10 frame bowling with this one!

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Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids!  You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Find more Thanksgiving ideas on my "Thanksgiving" board on Pinterest!


Plus, check out this Popsicle Stick Scarecrow... perfect for fall!


I hope you were able to find a turkey or two for your classroom activities! Gobble, gobble!


Friday, October 28, 2016

15 DIY Halloween Party Ideas for the Classroom


Even though Halloween is my second most favorite holiday (next to the Fourth of July), our classroom Halloween party is by far my most favorite classroom party of the year.  Our DIY Halloween party lasts approximately 1.5 hours, with the majority of our party taking place as center rounds.  I typically set up five or six Halloween centers the night before the party.  Some of these centers may contain two or three Halloween games, depending on the quickness of the game.  Each Halloween station lasts about 15 minutes.  During this time, we make Halloween crafts, play Halloween games, and eat lots of yummy Halloween treats!

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

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Here's a rundown of all of our DIY Halloween games and activities...many of which I have been using year after year!

1.  PUMPKIN BOWLING

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

These pumpkin bowling pins were made from 2 liter bottles.  I simply wrapped the bottle with orange construction paper and added a pumpkin face.  You could also turn frosted, plastic cups into ghosts, or even paper towel rolls into ghosts by drawing a ghostly face using a black marker.

2.  CAULDRON PUMPKIN TOSS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

I grabbed this large cauldron and these plastic pumpkins from the dollar store.  You'll want to line the bottom of the cauldron with black foam to prevent the plastic pumpkins from bouncing out.  Each student tries to toss in the six pumpkins.  The person who makes the most "baskets" wins!

3.  DIGGIN' FOR WITCH'S FINGERS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

This Halloween activity is one of my favorites!  Before the party, I bury eyeballs, spiders, cockroaches, and witch fingers in the sand.  Originally, one of the witch fingers was spray painted black.  If you have a sand table in your classroom, you'll be all set.  Otherwise, you can dump some play sand in a large, shallow, plastic container.  Each student will need to be blindfolded before diggin' for the witch's fingers.  The student who finds the black finger first wins!  

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

After each student digs, we also graph the item he/she found.

4.  PIN THE WART ON THE WITCH

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

I found this cute witch printable at Hershey's.  We use sticky tack for the warts.  Simply blindfold each student and see who sticks the wart on the witch's nose.

5.  FISHING FOR PUMPKINS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

This is an oldie but a goodie, and so easy to prep!  Simply cut out some pumpkins from orange card stock or poster board, add a paperclip to each pumpkin, and use a magnetic fishing pole.  For about five or six years, the kiddos used a DIY magnetic fishing pole that I created using the top insert from an old fishing rod, fishing string and a magnet.  You could also use a wooden dowel to make your fishing rod, or grab these magnetic fishing poles from Lakeshore Learning.

6.  PASS THE PUMPKIN

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

This game can be played with a small group of children or with the whole class.  I usually play with my entire class.  We sit around the outside of the rug, and I play kid-friendly Halloween songs as the students pass the pumpkin around the circle.  When I stop the music, the student holding the pumpkin goes to the middle (similar to Hot Potato).  I've also played this game with a stuffed ghost.  We just called it "Pass the Ghost."  Really, any Halloween object will work.

7.  SPIDER WEB TOSS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

These felt spider webs and giant, plastic spiders were found at the Dollar Tree.  I simply hot glued a point value to the middle of each web (think... target).  The student stands back and toss the spiders.  After tossing all of the spiders, add up the points.  The student with the most points wins!

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

If you don't want to spread the webs out, you could also line them up in a straight line and assign point values from least to greatest.

8.  EYEBALL / SPIDER RACE

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

For this game, I have two students race eyeballs across the table for one minute.  I've also played this game using plastic spiders.  Our tables are about four feet long.  One student will stand on each side of the table.  Using a straw, each student blows the eyeball / spider across the table and into a basket hanging at the opposite end.  You could even draw a finish line rather than attaching baskets to the table.  The student who gets the most eyeballs to the opposite end of the table wins!

9.  MR. BONES RELAY

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

I found this printable skeleton at FamilyFun.com.  I searched and searched, but couldn't find the link to this exact skeleton.  You could definitely use these skeletons here and here and here.  I printed four sets, two on paper and two on white card stock.  Glue the paper skeleton onto a large strip of black construction paper (glue two 12x18 pieces together) or bulletin board paper.  You'll want to make two of these mats and laminate them for durability.  You'll also want to laminate the card stock pieces.  I also traced the outline of each piece onto thick, white foam.  I cut out the foam pieces and glued them to the bottom of the appropriate bone.  This helped make the game pieces a little more durable and less slippery on the skeleton mats.  I like to divide my kiddos into two teams.  I place the bone pieces into two baskets at the opposite end of the skeleton mat.  The first person on each team grabs a bone, runs to the mat, and places the bone in the appropriate place.  The first team to correctly assemble Mr. Bones wins!

10.  HALLOWEEN BUCKET TOSS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

Some years, I use these festive buckets in place of the "Caludron Pumpkin Toss" game.  You can toss virtually anything into the buckets... giant spiders, pumpkins, beanbag ghosts.  I found these sand buckets at Michael's, and added the numbers using my Silhoutte Cameo.

11.  Q-TIP SKELETONS

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

One of my teammates gave me this cute idea a few years ago.  I print and cut out each of my students' faces ahead of time.  A black background looks the best.  And, this might be the only time I've ever used any of my school pictures! ;)

12.  POPSICLE STICK FRANKENSTEIN

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

These Popsicle stick Frankensteins always turn out so adorable.  You can use regular sized Popsicle sticks, but I like to use the mini ones from Lowe Cornell.  I have a parent prep the squares ahead of time.  I just hot glue the sticks to two Popsicle sticks running horizontally across the back.  The kiddos will paint the front using green tempra paint or green acrylic paint.  The hair and bolts are fun foam from Michael's.  Glue on some googley eyes, and then draw a mouth and stitch mark with a black permanent marker.  I've found that Aileen's tacky glue works the best.  Sometimes, we add magnets to the back so that the parents can hang ol' Frank on the fridge.

13.  MONSTER COOKIES

At one station, the students decorate pumpkin cookie cutouts to look like monsters.  We use candy corn, M & M's, chocolate chips, marshmallows, etc. to make the faces.  I show the students this picture from an old Halloween activity book to help some of my reluctant kiddos think of an idea.  Of course, we have to eat our monster cookies!


I wish I had a picture of the decorated monster cookies to show you.  I will try to remember to take some at the party this year!

14.  HALLOWEEN TREATS

Here are just a few ideas for Halloween treats that would be festive and fun:

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!



15.  VAMPIRE CANDY BOX

Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

And last, but certainly not least!  Of course, the kiddos' most favorite part of the party is passing out Halloween candy to their classmates.  The passing out of the candy occurs at one of the stations... the bowling station to be exact.  Prior to the party, we make these fun vampire shoe boxes.  Simply wrap a shoe box with black paper (trust me... you may want to enlist in a few parent volunteers to do the wrapping), cut out the cape from 9x12 paper, use a circle for the head, draw a vampire face, add some foam vampire fangs, and assemble!  Seriously, my most favorite Halloween craft!

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Simple DIY Halloween party ideas for the classroom, including Halloween games, Halloween crafts and Halloween food ideas!  Don’t forget to check out the vampire candy boxes perfect for all of your Halloween treats!

Find more Halloween party ideas on my "Halloween" board on Pinterest.


Plus, you can check out our pumpkin activities by clicking the image below.


Here's to a successful Halloween party!  I promise your kiddos will think these Halloween party ideas are spooktacular!