Friday, October 28, 2011

Ten Timid Ghosts

Here's a few last minute Halloween activities Mr. Two and I enjoyed today.

I saw this post from Chasing Cheerios and loved the lima bean ghosts.  I knew my boys would love them also.

We started out replicating the spooning activity.  Then my mind began racing, thinking of all the other fun things we could do with our ghosts.

I got out some counting cups (numbers 1 to 10) I had made previously and had Mr. Two count out ghosts into each one.

He really enjoyed doing this and I was excited to see that he recognized and counted out the correct number of ghosts for each one. 

Then I remembered one of our favorite Halloween books, Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell.  We had our ghosts, and I had our Halloween math book that was shaped like a haunted house, so we used them to act out the story.  It was fun to have each ghost fly away and re-count to see how many were left.

It's so fun to see another person's great idea and then be able to use it as a springboard to new activities and learning opportunities.

As an update, my house is starting to look more presentable and I am about 85% finished with costumes.  Hooray!  Halloween, here we come.


  1. Diana, You amaze me with all that you do! Every year you work on the coolest costumes for your kids. I know I didn't do that so much for my kids. Sorry! I love to see what you have done each year!

  2. We can't wait to see what the boys were for Halloween this year!