Chocolate Witches Hats

Sophie is loving ‘Room on the Broom’ so much and says “frog shower” and “witch says yes” on repeat all day (except for when she’s singing ‘Everybody Wants to be a Cat’!) So I have been trying to think of activities linked to the story to avoid having to read it on a loop all day! So far, I have put together a story basket and printed colouring sheets for her. I decided to make some chocolate witches hats with her for our next activity. She enjoyed looking for the ingredients in the supermarket.

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Pumpkin Play Dough

I pinned a ‘pumpkin play dough invitation to play’ idea on my Halloween Pinterest board a while ago and knew that I wanted to set it up for Sophie. The idea came from ‘I Heart Crafty Things‘ who has so many great sensory dough ideas and also lots of suggestions of pumpkin themed books to read which you should check out. After our visit to the pumpkin farm, I decided it was time to make a batch of pumpkin play dough by adding some orange food colouring to this no cook recipe.

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Foam Pumpkin Window Stickers

Sophie found a paintbrush in her playroom just before dinner and kept asking to paint. To distract her, I set up a quick activity that involved using water instead of paint! I found some foam sheets from the craft box and I cut out pumpkin shapes and a selection of eyes, noses and mouths. I started to stick them to the window using a paintbrush and some water. Within seconds Sophie noticed and wanted to have a go.

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