As I have mentioned before here, end-to-end kid created activities are very special to us. It shows me that the child can chalk out her own activity. This is one such Halloween activity conceptualized completely by my pre schooler.
Halloween for some can be truly challenging especially when it is filled with fear and anxiety. Strange masks, creatures and spooky images can really dampen the holiday spirits. It is that one day when you just don’t know what to think or expect.
That said, here is what happened in our home:
Big S runs into my office and shows me a picture that she drew –
It’s a spooky Ghost mommy !
It was the cutest looking ghost I’ve ever seen. Ha!
She wanted to make more so she can decorate her room and she clearly knew what she needed.
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- Foam sheets
- Cello tape
I pulled out some foam sheets, she picked her colors and started drawing little ghosts.
She was quick to assign me some task – “You cut this mommy, you are very good with scissors you know.”
Quite a compliment I say.
I cut it along the lines and she took a piece of tape and adhered it to the back of the tiny ghosts and attached them all to her door.
It’s a ghosts party mom !
She wasn’t done yet, she made them of all sizes, big guys and some small guys but for sure they were the cutest guys. She was so happy and so proud of her creations.
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- To understand your child’s fears better, I put myself in her shoes. I try to remember that she still doesn’t understand fantasy and reality although she says “It’s pretend not real”.
Enjoy the day, savor the candy and have fun.
Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween with all of your little ones!
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