Holidays, Special Education Classroom

Halloween Party in a Self-Contained Classroom!

I have always struggled with parties. My class needs structure and hands on activities. Who else can relate? I worked hard to plan my class’ halloween party this past Friday and it actually went really well! Most of the activities we did came from my Halloween Weekly Pack.

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The first activity we did was Halloween Bingo. Students had to fill up the entire board to win. We had been reading the books included in the weekly pack all week to get my class familiar with the different halloween costumes.

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The second activity was a fun activity my Occupational Therapist left for us. It was super simple. The kids thread orange pony beads onto green pipe cleaners. We tied them off and made a knot at the top to make it look like a pumpkin. It was an awesome fine motor task!

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We moved onto a cool ghost balloon experiment. I am terrified of balloons so this was a hard one for me to lead, but it was worth it to see the kids reactions!

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Making witches brew foam was next on this list. This one was messy but so much fun! A mix of shaving creme, baking soda, contact solution, glue and purple food coloring made a weird but fun consistency. Now if only I had plastic spiders to throw in!

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We put the mix in plastic baggies. Not only did it allow students to play without getting even more messy, we were able to send it home too!

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The last thing was the candy corn fruit cups. You can cut up fresh fruit, or use Dole fruit cups. Either works! It is a healthier snack but still yummy with dollops of whipped cream on top.

 

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It took us about 90 minutes to get through all of the activities. It was a very successful party! You can grab my halloween pack HERE. Not only do you get the visual directions and bingo cards in the pack, you get reading, math, language arts, gross motor activities, task cards and more!

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