Make Leaf Prints

Leaves come in so many shapes and sizes!  Why not capture this variety by making prints?

  1. Collect some fallen but not too crunchy leaves.
  2. Get out paint (washable tempera paint works great), sponges or sponge brushes, a heavy (12 ounces or more) can or bottle, and paper.
  3. Paint the bottom side of one leaf using sponges or a sponge brush.
  4. Flip the leaf onto the paper.
  5. Roll the can or bottle over the leaf to press the color onto the paper.
  6. Lift the leaf.
  7. Repeat with the same leaf or a new one.

Sing Halloween Songs

Our toddler is entranced by music and has just started singing along with songs making singing together while doing chores, picking up toys, or driving in the car all that much more fun.  Here are our Halloween favorites:

“Ghost of John”

Have you seen the Ghost of John?
All white bones with the skin all gone.
Ohhhh, Ohh, Ohh, Ohh, Ohh
Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on?


Five Little Pumpkins” by: Raffi

Five little pumpkins / Sittin’ on a gate
First one said: Oh my, it’s getting late
Second one said: There are witches in the air
The third one said: But we don’t care
The fourth one said: Let’s run and run and run
The fifth one said: I’m ready for some fun
Ooh, and in went the wind and out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight