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Thanksgiving Party Games

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Thanksgiving Wreath - For 7-10 year old kids This is a great craft activity to keep kids entertained at school or at home during Thanksgiving. It's also very easy to do! Let kids create this Thanksgiving decoration for the school room or home. Materials:  School Glue Scissors 1 Plastic Plate (9 in. dia.) White Paper Coloring Pencils A Printer Instructions: 1. Click on the Autumn Leaves template to the left and print out as many times as you want. 2. Color out the leaves. You can also print out the template on color paper if there's no time to color...

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4th of July Party Games

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Red, White, and Blue Tag Two kids are designated to be "It." Everyone else holds a colored chip in their closed fists (red, white, or blue). The "Its" chase the others and try to tag them. When tagged, they have to hand over their chip to the "It", then go grab another chip from a bag. The first "It" to have collected 1 red, 1 white, and 1 blue chip yells "STOP!" Red, White and Blue This is one of children's favorite 4th of July games. Kids must think of things that are red, white, and blue. The first child...

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The Trick Creepy Halloween Story for Kids

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The Trick The wind howled. Even though it was still in the middle of the day, Carrie shivered with nervous fear. She set a Jack-O-Lantern on the porch step.   Carrie did not like Halloween. Every year her family decorated with creepy Halloween haunted house supplies that turned their house into a spooky haunted mansion. However, her older brothers and sisters loved it and would spend all night pulling pranks on Carrie.   Carrie sat down on the step right next to her Jack-O-Lantern. Suddenly her Jack-O-Lantern came alive. A body sprouted up underneath the pumpkin head and Carrie shrieked....

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Reusing Halloween Costumes: How to Keep the Fun Going After Its Over

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Halloween is probably one of the most popular festivities where both kids and adults have no qualms about dressing up. It's one of those occasions where you don't mind seeing a pack of teenage Jokers running about the streets, or a small team of Spider-Man, a princess, a vampire and an olive knocking at your door to come for Trick or Treat. It's also probably forgivable to find a reincarnation of Han Solo and Princess Leia drinking and dancing at a party, after all, it's just one night. Everything will be forgotten in the morning. Nevertheless what about the outfits,...

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Original Halloween Craft Ideas to Decorate for Halloween

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Aside from costumes, the best part of Halloween is the decorations. Decking the house out with spiders on cobwebs, tombstones, Jack-O-Lanterns, and ghosts is part of what makes Halloween fun. However, after a few years of the same kinds of decorations it gets old. Try some original and crafty decoration ideas in order to stand out from the neighbors. Make your own Halloween candles! Homemade candles are fun and original. Candle wax, molds, and dye can be purchased at craft stores.   A fun way to make small candles (which may be a better choice considering that Halloween is only...

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Halloween Treats: Scary Pastries to Serve on Halloween

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Trick or Treat! This is what we often hear when kids (or kids at heart) knock on our doors during Halloween. And then we bring out tons of candies, sweets, chocolate bars and other possible sweet junk food known to man, and readily give them away. Afterwards, when the door-to-door escapades have finished, everyone rushes home to see what they have received, ready to trade Twinkies for a pack of Jolly Ranchers!   It’s always exciting to receive candies, but there are also a lot of pastries one can choose from to treat a child’s rich imagination and hearty stomach....

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Halloween Party Crafts Monster Faces

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Fun Halloween party favors for kids! Materials: Thick Cardboard Old Newspapers Glue 1 Basin (about 4 in. deep) Black Marker Scissors Paints Paint Brush Instructions: 1. First make the papier mâché, a paper pulp used to mold figures. Fill half basin with water and add 4oz. of glue to the water. Mix well. Tear newspapers into small pieces and immerse in the mixture. Add enough paper to reach the surface of the water. Leave for 1 day until paper is disintegrated in the water. 2. Outline monsters faces on the cardboard. Cut out. 3. Use the paper maché as a...

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Halloween Party Crafts Ghosts Streamer

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This is an easy Halloween craft activity that requires just a few materials. Materials: Several sheets of white paper Black Marker Black Construction Paper Glue String Instructions: 1. Use a black marker to outline a ghost on a sheet of paper. Draw a small tab at the top of the ghost. Decide on the length of your streamer and draw enough ghosts to stick all along. 2. Cut out ghosts around the outline. Cut small circles out of black construction paper. 3. Glue circles on the ghost to make eyes and mouth. 4. Add glue to the back of the...

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Halloween at School

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Halloween is a great time to create activities for kids to do at school. It is an opportunity for them not only to have fun but to practice their creativity as well. They can just be kids and play and be scared, and it’s one of those fond memories that they will happily recall as they grow older. Before they grow too old or too mature to enjoy the silliness and childlike wonder of an occasion such as Halloween, here are a few suggestions that parents and/or teachers can do to make kids’ Halloween enjoyable even when they are at...

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Devilish Desserts for Halloween

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Halloween is a time for fun! Hence the food and snacks that we offer our guests and the kids must be fun too. I look forward to the funniest and wackiest ideas for making food and drinks fit for a ghouls’ banquet. One thing that I always keep in mind while I am deciding what delicacies to prepare for Halloween is to make original Halloween treats out of common, simple recipes. Eye Ball Cupcakes My favorite one is Eye-Ball Cupcakes. This dessert is simple and fast to prepare. Buy a pack of chocolate cake mix, a pack of Jell-O chocolate...

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