Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday freebie - Glue Ghosts


Happy Friday! Today's freebie comes with an activity, so first - here's the freebie:

This ghost clipart set is from Teaching in the Tongas, and they could be used for so many things; activities for your classroom, Halloween party invitations, or on classroom treat bags, just to give you a few ideas.  But the activity that I'm sharing today was one of my favorites when I was little, and my students absolutely love it too.

Have you ever made glue ghosts? It is so simple! Print one of these cute ghosts and place it under a sheet of waxed paper, then children can squeeze white glue over the top of the ghost shape (tracing the outline and filling it in completely).  When the ghost is dry you can peel it off the waxed paper.  Here is a picture of a glue ghost necklace from Martha Stewart Living:


If you want your students to get a little more artistic, simply put down a sheet of waxed paper without the clip art ghosts underneath, then children can create their own ghosts.  When I did this with my students last year they asked to do it over, and over, and over. We must've made ghosts for three days! It's a great fine motor activity, and it takes a lot of concentration to make sure the glue is going where they want it to.  Have fun trying this out with your students and have a great weekend!

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