13 Days of Halloween Countdown Craft
So, after doing some searching I came up with a plan. 13 days started on the 19th. I wrote down the dates and days, then compared to our schedule. That allowed for easier planning. Here's what I came up with:
Sat 10/19-Movie Marathon. I had DVR'd all the Halloweentown's on Disney during the week so we could watch them all at once.
Sun 10/20-Decorate Sugar Cookies. We bought a really cute kit at Wal-Mart for $6 that included 12 sugar cookies, icing and sprinkles all ready to go.
Mon 10/21-Library. We went and picked out some Halloween books to read each night over the next week.
Tues 10/22-Spiderwebs. I found a cute tutorial here to let them make window cling spider webs. Super easy and cheap.
Wed 10/23-Coloring Pages. I'm printing out some coloring pages I've found online for them to color after homework today.
Thurs 10/24-Make a Halloween garland with construction paper.
Fri 10/25-Paint mini pumpkins.
Sat 10/26-Fall Festival. We have a little mill town close by that hosts a variety of events on the Saturday before Halloween. The entire town does a trick or treat trail starting at 5pm. Bonus 1: it's a flat ground and easy for this mommy to be to walk. Bonus 2: All our trick or treating is done in the daylight.
Sun 10/27-Trunk or Treat. Our church will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday evening. Thankful for great friends that will let my 2 tag along so I can rest!
Mon 10/28-Cupcakes. This day is a teacher workday so I will need to keep them entertained while I try to work from home. I bought the Pillsbury Orange Icing that came with sprinkles. I'll bake the cupcakes and just let them have at it.
Tues 10/29-School Festival. Our elementary school will be doing a trunk or treat hosted by each of 3 football teams we have. My daughter is a cheerleader and will get to be one helping hand out candy which she is excited about.
Wed 10/30-Pumpkin Carving. At school, my son's class is doing a "donuts for dads" day along with pumpkin carving. After school we will carve one with my daughter as well.
Thurs 10/31-Halloween! This year we are going to a friend's house that does a drive through trick or treat. Treats for the kids, tricks for the adults. My 2 are excited to be participating. They are going to run the popcorn machine and hand out popcorn and treats to anyone that comes by.
So some days I didn't have to think of an activity or craft. If there was something we had already planned or talked about, it went in the countdown activity. Here's how I did our countdown:
I found some Halloween colored scrap book paper, folded in half, and cut out pumpkin shapes.