Harvest Party and Costume Parade

The school was abuzz with the children wearing their favorite costumes, some hand-crafted with a mother’s love while others were meticulously found in a Halloween store. Among the party revelers spotted were Spiderman, Superman, Rapunzel, Ladybug, Princess Sofia the First, a Butterfly, Power Ranger, Thing 1, Firefighters, and a Pirate!

The Costume Parade started in the hallway and continued to the Big Room as parents took videos and photos of the children smiling and waving. At the end of the parade, everyone had an opportunity to celebrate Harvest Party through 3 fun stations! The first station was Arts and Crafts with Mrs. Coltharp where students got to decorate “treat bags” with spooky stickers! They also created “butterfly and cat masks” with neon stickers, glitter glue and shiny silver sequins.

The second station was Treats, Storytime, and Music. With delicious rice crispy treats shaped into candy corns (courtesy of and thanks to Grace’s mom), the children listened to 3 wonderful stories read by Mrs. Kuchler. The first story was “What Am I? Halloween Look and See Book” by Anne Margaret Lewis,  an exciting lift-the-flap book that showed a Halloween surprise on every page! The second story was “Mouse’s First Halloween” by Lauren Thompson about one spooky night in the fall when Mouse creeps outside to hear bats flying, apples dropping, and children singing trick or treat! The last story  was Halloween Bugs,” a trick or treat pop-up book by David Carter.  Mrs. Khouw also shared some fun songs with the children.

For the third station, we had Games and an Interactive Story. Everyone got to play the “pass the pumpkin game” while listening to music. We also played “bounce the light-up ball game” and tried to bounce the ball inside a pumpkin container. Some of the children listened to an entertaining “Halloween Poem” while Mrs. Etchison used a flash light to show spooky and silly shapes reflecting on the wall. Our interactive story was “Shake Dem Halloween Bones” by W. Nikola-Lisa in which the children shook their maracas as they participated in the reading of the story!

Check out some photos in our Flickr stream. What a fun, fun day!

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