Halloween Fun

We were so thankful it stopped raining and the sun shone on our Halloween Parade! The children showed off their very creative costumes. We had animals, superheroes, princesses, astronauts, witches, fire/police and more! The teachers impressed with their costumes, too – the Where’s Waldo crew and an array of life-size crayons were very cute and creative.

The children recited some favorite Halloween and fall poems and songs. A favorite is always “5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate”.  If your child likes to color, here is a very cute printable. Recite the story as you color the pumpkins in!

5 Little Pumpkins Coloring Page

Hi Everyone! Today, I have another FREE coloring page for you. This one was a request by my daughter who has been head over heels for pumpkins ever since she could talk. She asked me if I would create a coloring page based on one of her all time favorite books, The 5 Little Pumpkins….

Halloween Fun!

Happy Halloween from Friends Together Nursery! We’re definitely in the spirit over here and the kids have decorated our school with pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, bats and witches.


The Halloween Parade was a hit, and the children’s hard work practicing for their song performances really paid off – they did an amazing job!


Halloween Fun at the Early Childhood Center

ECC halloween

The children at the Early Childhood Center will be celebrating Halloween with small classroom parties. This is a celebration for students only. The children will be making their own Halloween treats – baking, creating and then eating!

The children will also be creating their own Halloween costumes based on the thematic units they have been exploring in school. They will be active participants throughout the week’s fun!

Weekly Update 10/25/13


  • October 30 – Halloween Parade.  This is our 14th Halloween Parade and as usual we have spent a  great deal of time discussing how to make the Halloween parade at Friends Together Nursery both fun for the children and all of  you, AND  as stress-free as possible. Details will be sent home. Get your cameras ready!


  • Since the cool weather is upon us, please send your child with a warm jacket, hat & gloves (if needed) for outside play.


  • 3 Day 3’s –This week we began preparing for Halloween! We opened a pumpkin and the children had a chance to see and touch the material inside & describe their experience. The children painted their own paper pumpkins with marbles & orange paint! We read “The Big Green Monster” & each child designed their own green monster & held it while we read the story. The children are looking forward to the Halloween Parade next week!
  • 4 Day  3’sWe have been learning about pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!  We cut open a real pumpkin and felt the “guts”and counted the seeds. We played with pumpkin playdough using Halloween cutters-this was our favorite! We read “The Big Green Monster” and made our own monsters.  We have been practicing our songs for next week’s parade. The children are all excited about Halloween and can’t wait to put on their costumes!
  • 5 Day 4’s – Halloween is here at last!!!  Lots of songs, ghosts flying through the room and our  pumpkin patch is full! In the discovery table there are lots of Halloween objects to explore, count and match. Friday’s cooking consisted of chocolate chip cookies for “C” week. Don’t forget next weeks letter of the week is “D”. Please bring in sharing box on Monday with two objects with the letter D. The box will be returned later in the week. We began our poetry unit, more info to follow. We have introduced classical music during free play and the children seem to be enjoying it. The children have been acclimated to our classroom routines, daily agenda and clean up time.
  • Extended Day 4′sThis week we learned all about pumpkins for “P” week! Not only did we paint our own pumpkins, we also carved our  own class Jack-O-Lantern named Connie! We cut it open, felt what was inside and took out all of the seeds to put on our painted pumpkin. As a class, we also made orange playdough and molded it into pumpkins. The children loved this! We more letter “P” fun by decorating our “P’s” with pasta! In addition we explored our primary colors and each table made “show-n-tell” boxes. Next week is letter “H” for Halloween. Get ready!!!

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