How does your ghost feel? No, no, we're not wondering if he's happy or sad, joyful or mad. We want to know his texture! Your child will practice new vocabulary words to describe the ghost she will create from cotton balls and construction paper. Bumpy, soft and fluffy and even lumpy are all perfect ways to explain this adorable Halloween ghost!
What You Need:
- Construction paper (2 sheets)
- Cotton balls
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Encourage your child to place a sheet of construction paper on the table in a vertical, or portrait position.
- Have her draw a ghost shape that fills up as much of the paper as possible, and encourage her to cut it out with the scissors.
- Ask her to fold the second sheet of paper in half and draw one oval shape that will be the eye of her ghost. Cut it out with the paper folded so she ends up with two identical eyes.
- Have her draw and cut out the mouth for the ghost. Ask her to identify the texture of the eyes and mouth. (We thought it was smooth.) Set aside the eyes and mouth for now.
- Help her pull apart and fluff out some cotton balls to create the body of the ghost.
- Ask her to glue a small part of the paper ghost at a time, pressing the cotton balls into place. Continue until the entire paper ghost is covered with cotton balls.
- Inquire what texture she thinks best describes the ghost's body. Is it bumpy, soft, fluffy, puffy? What other words can she come up with to describe its texture?
- Finally, have her glue the eyes and mouth in place.
Time to celebrate the frights and delights of Halloween with your cute little textured ghost by your side.