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quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2011

Halloween spooktacular activities!



Halloween Riddles in a caldron!

The teacher puts all the answers for the answers in a caldron then plays a song and reads aloud a riddle. One student is invited to pick an answer in the caldron. If he gets a right match, everyone else in the group has to give him a treat = sweet and if he doesn't get he can choose between giving all students a treat or go for the TRICK!!! Then another student is invited and so on... As a follow-up activity students may vote for the funniest riddle and go around the school to tell other students and teachers.

Suggestions for riddles:

What do ghosts wear when their eyesight gets blurred?
Answer: Spooktacles
Why do skeletons always have a bad cold?
Answer: Because they are chilled to the bones!
What do female ghosts use to do their makeup?
Answer: Vanishing Cream!
Which fruit is a vampire's favorite?
Answer: Neck-tarine!
When does meeting a black cat brings the most bad luck?
Answer: If you are a mouse!
What is a skeleton's favorite musical instrument?
Answer: A Trombone!
Why do spooks speak in Latin?
Answer: Because, it is a dead language!
What looks and acts exactly like a black cat but is much smaller?
Answer: A Black Kitten!
What is the name of the witch who lives in the desert?
Answer: Sand-witch!

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe
Add a ghoulish touch to a classic game with these ideas for Halloween tic-tac-toe games. It's always a thrill to cut out scary Halloween shapes to use as the playing pieces. Check out the illustration below.




Spider Web




 
Ask the kids to stand in a circle and give a ball of yarn to a player. He should take a piece of the yarn and throw it to someone else in the circle. This cycle continues until a spider web is created. This is amongst the popular fun Halloween games for kids. Variation: to make the activity more challenging the teacher can play a song while they are throwing the yarn to make the spider web and every time the song stops they have to say a word related to Halloween or make a witch scary laughter!!

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