Spiders and Webs on the Light Table

This is a total Pinterest-inspired Halloween activity. I saw this idea of building spiderwebs on the light table from the blog “And Next Comes L”. It looked like a lot of fun, but I knew that Trevor would get frustrated trying to make webs out of yarn. Mr. Literal gets mad when things don’t look exactly the way they’re supposed to. So I took inspiration from another post on the same blog to make Trevor some spiderwebs for this activity. And all you need is a glue gun!

Using my glue gun I drew out four spiderwebs on top of some parchment paper. I also shook a little glitter on each before they hardened. They look great on the light table! Trevor had a blast with them. The spiders I used were glow-in-the-dark plastic spiders from the Dollar Tree. They also illuminate quite nicely on our light table.

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We had so much doing this light table activity. The spiders reminded Trevor of the book “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle, so I grabbed that book off our bookshelf and read it to him. Them we acted out all of the scenes in the book on the light table!

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Number Recognition Ghost Felt

Trevor picked out a haunted house felt decoration at the Dollar Tree the other day. While he was playing with it I realized it would be the perfect backdrop for a fun Halloween felt activity! I grabbed some white felt and cut out 10 ghosts. Then with fabric markers I drew on eyes, mouths, and the numbers 1 through 10.

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Trevor had a lot of fun playing with these ghosts. It was a fun way to work on some number recognition and sequencing too!

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Yogurt and Spice Sensory Play

So I’m obviously a bit obsessed with adding Pumpkin Pie Spice to our Fall activities this year. But how can I not be? It makes everything smell so good! I saw this idea of painting with spices and yogurt on Pinterest awhile back.

Since Paige seems to love sensory play, I thought it would be a fun activity to do with her while Trevor was off at preschool. I put a little plain yogurt on a tray and sprinkled some Pumpkin Pie Spice on top. Then I rounded up a few orange objects and added them to the tray for her to explore as well.

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To say Paige had fun doing this would be an understatement. Either that girl is going to have zero sensory issues, unlike her big brother, or she’s going to be a sensory seeker. She LOVES getting messy!

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I linked up with the Weekly Kids Co-Op this week. You should head on over and check it out for more fun ideas!

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