Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School

  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
Tuesday Teacher Tips: A Halloween Party!

If you read my last Teacher Tip {click here to catch up.} you know that I love Halloween! Seriously, it is the one time of year that a little boy REALLY thinks he is a PowerRanger and a little girl REALLY thinks she is Barbie. 

I ♥love♥ Halloween for that reason! 

I have always loved to cook and make things with my students for parties, it keeps them a lot calmer and occupied during the party. That being said, I have never had a party where some poor kid didn't throw up...can't stand blood and guts, thank God for Room Moms!
Depending on your grade level, this is a terrific activity I found it on Pinterest a few years ago and they loved. My 3rd graders made the entire thing, but if you have 1st graders, you could have the Room Mom or Dad, bring in pre-iced chocolate cupcakes and then have the parent volunteer make the red icing eyes.
Here was the original picture I saw....
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
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And here is one of our beautiful creations...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
 And ... another ...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
And... my favorite...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
Life is not always a Pinterest moment, 
and I'm OK with that! My photography is not always a Pinterest moment, and I'm good with that too :)

Quick and Easy Directions
Ingredients 
  • Step One ~ Get terrific Room Mom to make two dozen chocolate, unfrosted cupcakes. 
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting 
  • 24 fudge-striped Keebler style cookies
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses 
  • Red decorating icing 
  • 24 plastic spoons
Directions
  • Give each child a cupcake
  • Give each child a plastic spoon with a scoop of icing already on the spoon
  • Let the children ice the cupcake and THEN lick the spoon!
  • Give each child a cookie and let THEM break it in half
  • Insert the two cookie halves into the cupcake
  • Next, place the chocolate kiss into the frosting for the head
  • For more added fun, let THEM add two eyes with red decorating icing {what a mess, Oh, no, I mean what joy!}
Seriously, they loved making these :)
Here is another great idea I saw that needs minimum directions.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions and a Candy Corn on the Cob Project Too!
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The center is a marshmallow and the students add candy corn to make it look like corn on the cob, adorable!
If you are looking for more ideas, click here to see last week's post about hosting an Owl Themed Party for some free downloads to use at your Halloween Party!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! FREE Color For Fun Owl Printable Coloring pages.
More Owl Food Ideas for Your Halloween Party
http://www.fernsmithsclassroomideas.com/2014/09/seasonal-color-for-fun-printables.html
I also have this freebie available for you to party with on Friday! Click here or on the picture.
 ENJOY :)
Looking for more tips? 
Click on the picture below to go to my Halloween Teacher Resources Pinterest Board.
I would ♥love it if you would like to follow it too!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources Pinterest Board.
There is still time to make some center games or task cards to include with your Friday fun! Click here or on the image to see my Halloween resources at my TPT Store.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources at TeachersPayTeachers

 Michelle has some great tips about her experiences with Halloween Celebrations that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources at TeachersPayTeachers
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Do you have a great classroom party tip to share?
Please leave a comment, we would love to see it.
 


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