The children found the Halloween decorations we had tucked away. They were discarded from another classroom and we had planned to incorporate them into a recycled art project.
We could not resist letting the children use the decorations to have a bit of fun and spooky play. We turned the lights out and turned the light projector on. We also cut the eyes from the ghost and jack-o-lanterns so they could explore making shadows and projecting the spooky images on the window shade.
The children wanted to make their own jack-o-lanterns, so we put out some supplies and they independently drew, traced and cut their own creations. We encouraged the children to hang their drawings on the classroom door as decorations. Some children even drew “5 Little Pumpkins” from the rhyme we had been learning. (See video below). So much learning was involved in our Halloween fun!