In the morning, all the children arrive, most of them dressed
in Halloween costumes. (Our District leaves each school to
decide for themselves about holidays.) So we take the kids
out on the K playground and each class "parades" around the
trike track, while the other classes stand and look at the
costumes. Lots of excited looks on the children's faces!
Then we do a "carnival", each class taking about 1/2 hour to
rotate among 5 or 6 games. One game is Ghost Bowling, another
is Jack-O-Lantern Bean Bag Throw, there's a fishing game (we
use a puppet theatre), there's a "Bozo Buckets" type game,
and there is The Witches Hat, where the children throw a ring
around the top of a pointy hat. Kids get 1 prize at each
game, as long as they try, which they carry in the bag that
they decorate in class.
At the end of the day, each class can have Halloween treats,
"a party". This year we are trying to emphasize "healthy",
not quite so much sugar. And with my class this year,
nothing with nuts!
In between, it's pretty much a "lost day", so we try to
maintain as much as we can. Little Halloween book making,
writing Halloween stories, is about all we can get done.