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'll create using cotton balls and construction paper. Bumpy, soft and fluffy and even puffy are all perfect ways to characterize this adorable Halloween ghost!
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 they were 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 apply glue the paper ghost only in small areas at a time, pressing the cotton balls into place. If she applies glue to too wide of an area, the glue might dry up before she has a chance to apply the cotton balls. Continue until the entire paper ghost is covered. Let dry.
- Inquire what texture she thinks best describes the ghost's body. How does it feel? 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.