1-2-3 Come Make A Halloween Ghost Craft With Me
“Spooky Spirals” is a quick, easy & super-fun little craft that’s perfect for Halloween week or Halloween party day.
This (print & go) craft can be done as is, for the fun of just making a Halloween decoration, while practicing scissor skills.
Cutting definitely helps strengthen finger muscles & staying on a line increases dexterity.
So you can easily diversify your lesson, there are a variety of patterns to choose from.
The patterns to the right are the easiest to cut out. This pattern comes with & without a face, as well as a smaller, "just the right size" pattern for younger kiddos.
The patterns to the left are a bit more challenging because they have arms with hands, which is no problem for older students.
Pick the pattern that best suits your needs, or for a nice variety, give students a choice.
It's hard enough learning how to hold a scissors & cut when you are a leftie, without being given a right-handed spiral pattern to frustrate you further! With that in mind, I designed patterns specifically for the kiddos in your class.
Variety is indeed "the spice of life"...
You can add additional variety to your display, by running off the pattern to the right, which comes in a small, medium & large size.
Using different lengths of yarn to suspend the ghosts will enhance your display as well.
Note in the photo, that I have not only punched the hole at the top of the ghost's head, but in the left & right "hands" as well, which will cause the ghosts to hang differently as well.
If you aren't allowed to simply do a craft, I've made it easy for you to turn this into a writing extension, by having students write on the spiral before they cut it out.
Students can jot down one thing that frightens them, or something they think is spooky, or whatever else you deem appropriate.
Besides writing on the spiral, I've also included several options of cool paper to jot down final drafts on.
There's a ghostly haunted house pattern, which also has a writing page to glue to the back.
A separate spiral is cut out & attached to the bottom.
Another worksheet features a cute ghost topping the page, with the word "Spooky" running down the side.
These patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make examples to share.
As an additional time saver, I've included my completed samples.
* A poster, to introduce this term & the activity; and…
* Since completed projects look awesome suspended from the ceiling, I’ve also included 2 additional posters to enhance your display.
I've put this at a 1st-4th grade level, but I have done the easier spiral pattern with my young fives & kindergartners, and have friends who have done this activity with their 5th graders as well.
Again, the variety of options make it easy to up or down scale the activities to suit your grade level.
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These Pumpkin Alphabet cards are great for a center activity; or print, laminate & trim several sets to use for partner games.
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It's super chilly out today, but the sun is shining & the lovely colored leaves are valiently clinging to their branches despite a nippy wind. Perfect day for making some more fall activities.
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