Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt

Boo! Hey everyone, want to see my costume?! Look! I'm a pumpkin!

Halloween is right around the corner! Do your kids have pre-Halloween jitters or are they super excited?! Plan a Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt in the comfort of your home!

What you’ll need:

· Your Halloween Costume

· A pillow case or treat bag

Everyone loves trying on their Halloween costumes and why not let the fun take place for more than just one day?! Ask open-ended questions about their costume: for example, what do they like most about their costume? What kind of voice do they think their costume character would have? Can they pretend to be that character? Where will they travel to as that character? Who will they meet? Invite your little “pumpkin” to practice their trick-or-treating skills!

Play a game with your child to pretend that you are going trick-or-treating. If your child has never been trick-or-treating before explain the process to them. Then go through your house to each doorway and step inside to find your treat. Collect one item from each room in your house and place it in your pillowcase. You may find a rubber duck in the bathroom or your favorite sippy cup in the kitchen. Once you and your child have collected your “treasures” find a clear spot in your house where you can talk about all the fun things you’ve found. Extend your trick or treat treasure hunt by returning all the items to the rooms you found them in because a part of play is learning to put your things away!

Hope you enjoy this activity at home with your princess, super hero, ghost or goblin and don't forget to visit us for a Safe and Healthy Halloween Month at Please Touch Museum!

No comments:

Post a Comment

We're all about learning through play.

Join Pinky, one of Please Touch Museum's resident puppets, on an inside look into all the fun, educational things happening at Philly's Children's Museum. This blog is not just about what we do at the museum, but about the educational philosophy behind why we do what we do.