Our final "Ghosts" themed activity for the week was a hit. Especially since LM(6) was home from school to enjoy this fun game with us! It's a great way to add a little learning and fun to your Halloween this year. :)
4 sheets of white craft foam (mine are half-size sheets)
You can draw lines (or just cut by eye) each sheet into 8 rectangles:
Then, with each rectangle form it into a ghost shape by cutting the top to make it round, and bottom to make it zig-zagged, like this:
You can even stack a couple rectangles and cut 2 at a time!
You'll have 32 rectangles, but you only need 26 ghosts for the alphabet. You can either cut them all into ghosts and use the extras for something else, or just leave the others as rectangles for something else later.
Draw faces on the ghosts. Just 2 eyes and a smile. :)
Then, write all the letters of the alphabet on each ghost. I decided to write them in lowercase to help LB(4) work on recognizing them.
Time to Play! There are many ways you can use these cute little ABC ghosts. Here's what we did:
I laid all the ghosts on the table face-down.
LB(4) and LM(6) took turns:
One of them would pick a ghost and say the letter and the sound the letter makes.
The other one would then think of a word that starts with that letter. Then they'd switch.
The boys really loved this activity! It was great practice for LB(4) to recognize letters and their sounds. Thinking of words for him was a bit tougher. Sometimes he needed help, and sometimes he thought of some good words all on his own. It was a fun way to learn!
LM(6) also had fun. Eventually instead of just saying the word he thought of, he wanted to act it out and have us guess. This was a fun addition that I never even thought of! He came up with some great words that were tough for us to guess!
Continuing on with our "Ghost" theme in our Preschool@Home, we made this easy little game!
LM(6) is home from school this week, so he actually helped me put it together and then we played it together as a family!
5 pieces of different patterns of scrapbook paper
3 pieces of white cardstock
Lay all your pieces of scrapbook paper on top of each other, turn them over and draw a ghost shape on the back piece (my ghosts are about 4" tall and 3" wide, but they can be as big or small as you'd like!)
Pick up all the papers and cut the shape--cutting out 5 ghosts at the same time!
Then take one of the ghosts and trace that shape onto the back of the paper again, and pick the papers up and cut out 5 more ghost shapes all at once. Done!
Using the black marker, draw 2 eyes and a smile on each of the ghosts.
Next, cut the cardstock into rectangles big enough to glue your ghosts on. (I just cut a piece of cardstock into 4 equal parts. I did this to 3 cardstocks -- which gave me 12 pieces. Since you only need 10, I just put the 2 extras away.)
Glue your ghosts onto the cardstock:
Time to Play!
Lay all your ghosts face down.
Take turns choosing 2 cards to see if you get a match.