Halloween Party Success

Categories: Curriculum Ideas

My right hand may or may not be permanently dyed red, I just found some dried green pudding in my hair, and my yellow sweater is splattered with brown dots. And I am pretty proud of myself too. Major feat accomplished today: Halloween party for 21 children with autism – DONE! And done dang well if I do say so myself. We do stations for our parties and it went really well. Everyone had a great time and no meltdowns. Where is award for this one?

We did ooey, gooey sensory for Halloween. It was a disgusting and nasty mess and the kids loved every second of it. We had red jello for blood, spaghetti dyed red for guts, spaghetti left in a colander for a brain, pistachio pudding with marshmallows for boogers, and chocolate pudding for dirt. Yuck.

We decorated pumpkins with masks, googley eyes, feathers, and pipe cleaners!

We made spider oreos!

We also made spider hand prints. These turned out super cute!

We also played October bingo with Boo Berries as the bingo chips, read Halloween books, played Real v. Make Believe Halloween Games, and the OT did a really cool activities hammering golf tees into pumpkins. Oh yea and we ate a cake…

It’s a wonder my kids did OD on sugar! Yeesh. Needless to say I am POOPED! Halloween took it all out of me – I think we should be owed a day off tomorrow right?! Happy Halloween everyone! 🙂

10 Comments

  1. And you still had time to blog! So glad the party was a success. I am new to your blog and am thrilled I found it! You have helped me feel better about some situations I experience in my classroom and your ideas are top notch. Happy Halloween!

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  2. Wait a minute, do you have two blogs? Because I just saw all of those same activities on a different blog, also about a class of children with autism. And they even had the same cake! :O

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  3. Haha – nope! That was probably my coworker’s blog! We do our parties together 🙂

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  4. Thanks so much 🙂 Happy Halloween!

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  5. So happy to hear that the part went so well!! It is indeed an accomplishment. the fact that you also had the energy to post as well is also an accomplishment

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  6. Haha! I know – I posted while laying on the couch so it wasn’t too effortful 🙂

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  7. Hi, Sasha. I run the website – The Sensory Spectrum – and came across your Halloween post. Would you be willing to let me reprint this on my site to share with my readers. I’m happy to share site stats with you if contact me on the email connected to my comment. Or use the “Contact Me” form on my site.

    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jennifer
    The Sensory Spectrum
    sensoryspectrum.com

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  8. Oh. And I forgot to mention — of course you would get credit as the guest blogger! (Sorry I forget that.)

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  9. What really amazing ideas. I have pinned this. I love how so much of this would really help my son’s sensory seeking.

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  10. Awesome!

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