Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Edible Witches Hat

 Edible Witches Hats
This year we wanted to make an edible Halloween craft that would be easy, quick, fun and delicious.  Thinking we would do the spider made out of a cookie and pretzel for legs, I found this idea instead. 
Supplies:  ice cream cone, round cookie for the base, frosting, Halloween sprinkles and a gummie worm or spider, plastic knife or popsickle stick to spread the frosting, and paper plate to hold the creation. 
Then it is time to have some fun...put frosting on the cookie and press the ice cream cone onto the cookie and DECORATE! 
Note to self: Find a bigger cookie than the fudge striped cookie so there is more of a brim of the hat to decorate.  Also, use food coloring for the frosting.

Stayed tuned for the ice cream cone Christmas tree - another holiday favorite!

October Words - Beginning Sounds

There are so many fun and spooky words for the month of October.  I found 8 Halloween images on my computer Printshop program and printed them out.  Then I had my son cut them out and glue the image on the letter that matched the beginning sound.  This was an easy and entertaining way to review beginning sounds.

I prompted the activity with:  "Ghost...what sound do you hear when I say the word ghost?"  He would look for the letter and glue it down.  Then I would ask him to pick a picture and tell me what it was, then what sound he heard.  
For a challenge:  try ending sounds