Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Safety {FHE Lesson}

So remember the story of the Six Little Ghosts that I posted near the beginning of this month? Well, it is finally time to use them on Monday for a Halloween Safety Lesson!!Yeah Baby Bunny's first Halloween is almost here! :)

Opening Song: Choose the Right (Hymn 239)

Opening Prayer:

Scripture: Alma 57:21

Lesson: Read the story "Six Little Ghosts" If the children are old enough (aka Devin is too little... hahaha!), let them move the ghosts while you read. I'm thinking Baby Bunny will just watch though. And if you haven't had time to make the felt ghosts, just print some cute ghosts or draw your own and then color them in!

Activity: Give everyone a copy of "I Can Be Safe This Halloween!" The purpose of this is to draw a picture in the box and then write below explaining how they will be safe. After present each child with a "Halloween Safety Certificate." (Note: both of these are the pictures below. Save each picture to your computer then open it in Word Document and make it the full size of the paper. Then print off the number of copies you need.)

Closing Song: Do What is Right (Hymn 237)

Closing Prayer:

Treats: Make Ghostly Bananas (cut bananas in half then dip in melted white chocolate and add two chocolate chips for eyes) or Ghostly Nutter Butters (same thing but dip the Nutter Butter cookie in melted white chocolate and add chocolate chip eyes) or have hot chocolate with Ghost Droppings (marshmallows). These are just a few of my ghost ideas.... :)



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Squished Witches

 This has to be one of my favorite Halloween traditions!
Well... it is a toss up with reading the 6 Little Ghosts.
But every year we would make Squished Witches.
And I think as a little kid the making it was for sure the best part! :)
As an adult, let me just say that Squished Witches are *delicious!*
I'm excited to continue this tradition with Devin now!

1/2 c. spider webs (powdered sugar)
2 c. frog eyes (chocolate chips)
1 can ghost blood (14 oz. sweetened condensed milk)
2 c. squished witches (creamy peanut butter)

Put the spider webs into a large cauldron. Stir in the ghost blood and say "Boo!" While croaking, add the frog eyes. Stamp your feet and add the squished witches. Then stand on one foot and stir everything together. You must repeat your name backwards while stirring. Next drop with black cat paws (teaspoonfuls) onto moon (wax) paper. Chant "Happy Halloween" three times. While shivering, chill the witches for a short time in the cold box (refrigerator). Eat the witches and you will be safe from vampires forever. Count Dracula counts 50-60 witches in the end.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Six Little Ghosts {Halloween Safety}



This has to be one of my favorite things about Halloween.
Each year the "Six Little Ghosts" would come out to play.
My mom would read the story and my siblings and I thought it was the greatest.
We LOVED putting the ghosts up on the flannel board.
My mom LOVED that it taught us good Halloween Safety Rules.
And even when we got older, we would still beg to get the ghosts out each year.

My mom made hers when she was at BYU studying Elementary Education.
She also made a *fancy* flannel board.
Well... I don't have a fancy flannel board.
Instead I used one of Devin's adorable blankets and draped it over our couch.
Ta-Dah! Instant (and cheap) flannel board.

Then to make the ghosts...
I found a cute ghost clipart I liked somewhere online.
Printed it off and cut it out.
Then traced 6 white ghosts and 1 of each color on to felt.
(For the chocolate chip ghost, I used tan and then drew on "chips")
I just drew random different face on each ghost with a sharpie.

Craft Skill Level: Super Easy
Time to Make: Around 30 minutes

And now for the story.
Seriously this is the best part!
I wanted something cute and festive.
So I retyped my mom's story and added some color and pictures.
A little side note:
I think I figured out how to upload a document to blogger.
It is saved as a picture.
So click on it and then save it to your computer.
Open it in Word and then make the picture full size.
Print. :)

We would do this for FHE every year before Halloween.
Make sure you check out the FHE Lesson Idea!