Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Busy Bag: Counting Ghosts

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With Halloween approaching, I thought it would be the ideal time to come up with a Halloween inspired busy bag for kids. So get prepared to haunt some houses and count some ghosts!

Ghost counting Halloween busy bag for kids from And Next Comes L


Halloween Busy Bag Idea for Kids

I found some adorable ghost glass stones at Michaels a week or two ago so they were perfect for this busy bag.  However, you could easily substitute white or clear glass stones.  Just draw some faces on using permanent marker.  Or you could try using orange ones and make some Jack-o-Lanterns using a permanent marker.

To make the haunted house cards, you'll need some black construction paper and a white crayon.  I cut the black construction paper into quarters.  Then using a white crayon, I drew houses on the black paper.  I tried to make them look imperfect and funky.  Then each house was given a house number from 1-10.

Materials in the ghost counting Halloween busy bag for kids from And Next Comes L

The activity itself is pretty self-explanatory.  Count the number of ghosts needed to haunt each house.  And since counting was involved, J was happy to try out the busy bag for me yesterday.

Counting ghosts - a Halloween busy bag from And Next Comes L

As you can see, he enjoyed lining the ghosts up just perfectly.

Counting ghosts - a Halloween busy bag from And Next Comes L

However, ten houses wasn't enough to satisfy him.  Once J finished house #10, he started to improvise a bit.  Here's house #13 with its 13 ghosts.

Counting ghosts - a Halloween busy bag from And Next Comes L

Don't you love these little ghost stones?!  I think they are so cute!

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Pumpkin Number Matching Busy Bag from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Fine Motor Color Game from The Pleasantest Thing

Ghost counting Halloween busy bag for kids from And Next Comes L
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4 comments:

  1. Adorable busy bag! I'll be featuring this on The Sunday Showcase this weekend. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Allison! I appreciate you featuring this busy bag.

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  2. How many ghosts did you make 10 or enough to cover each house which would be about 55. thank you.

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    1. We just used 10 and reused the same ones over and over.

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