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Families in communities help build the holiday excitement for Halloween by decorating their homes.

This next activity is designed to help get your child to use their imagination to create their own Halloween decoration. It may also open their mind to the fact that there are many different jobs available in the world.

You will need:

Pencil or other writing/colouring utensils
Paper

Steps:

1. Brainstorm symbols associated with Halloween together with your child, and make a list, i.e. pumpkins, goblins, witches, bats and spider webs.

2. Ask your child to be a Halloween designer for the next hour, and draw their own one-of-a-kind decoration creation. He may wish to review the Halloween symbol list you made together.

3. Discuss the kinds of materials which could be used to make your child's design, if it were actually to be created.

4. Hang up your child's Halloween decoration design to get your own home into the holiday spirit.

Challenge:

Help your child actually make their Halloween decoration from their design (using the materials discussed or available alternatives) and display it.




 



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