Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's Playtime: Boo! A Ghost!

My son likes to pretend he's a ghost.  Particularly, a blue ghost.  He places his blue blanket over his head and walks around the house (and outside in the grass), running into walls, because there aren't any eye holes.  He'll often asks, "Where am I?  You can't see me!"  I'm pretty sure this idea came from one of his favorite DVD's, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ,which he watches ALL THE TIME.  Ghosts are funny things.  Like monsters, they can be scary, yet most of us, and our children, share a strange fascination for them.  As Halloween draws closer, I dedicate this weeks It's Playtime to the spooky, but often friendly (think Casper) ghosts of preschool play time.

When I first saw these Homemade Ghost Window Clings from Mommy Savers, I knew a ghost post (tee hee, I rhymed!) was in my future.  They are so easy!  Should you prefer transparent ghosts to white, check out these other Ghost Window Clings from Primary Junction.  Slightly different but just as cute!  

Next time you want to play with your preschooler, why not go Hunting for Ghosts?  Reading Confetti created this fun little game based on a book they read called Hoodwinked.  Recycled milk jugs are illuminated beautifully by flameless tea lights.  Children will have a great time searching for these little ghosts!

This Ghost Craft from Diary of a Working Mom was too cute NOT to share.  I love footprint ghosts!  They are sweet and I think, a great sensory project for kids.  Feeling paint squish between their toes is a different way to experience a common art material.  Take this project outside and really let them go wild with it.  Just because it's a craft doesn't mean you can't make a mess!

Although not an actual ghost, this Homemade Glow in the Dark Play Dough from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots casts a ghostly glow your kids will love!

Need some ghostly tales?  Try these preschool friendly ghost stories:
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Spookiest Halloween Ever
The Teeny Tiny Teacher
Spooky Hour

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

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