It’s nearly that time of year again where the evenings are longer and the days shorter; a time when our children like to get dressed up and enjoy the spooky festivities Halloween has to offer. This month, Tiny World are here to share a few personal favourites when it comes to Halloween activities with the kids.
Plain flour – 135 grams
Milk – 130 millimetres
Large egg – 1
Caster sugar – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 tablespoon
Melted butter – 2 tablespoons
Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
Food colouring: purple, green and orange
Icing pens: black and white
- Sift the plain flour into a bowl, add the baking soda, salt and caster sugar.
- In another bowl, whisk together the milk, 1 large egg and the melted butter.
- Add the second bowl to the flour mixture and carefully whip up into a smooth batter.
- Separate the batter into three bowls and add a dash of purple food colouring to one, green to another and orange to the last bowl & stir.
- Parents: heat a non-stick frying pan on a low heat and melt a small knob of butter to cover the surface of the pan.
- Parents: once the pan is covered in a thin layer of butter, add one ladle of batter slowly to the pan (to keep them small and thick).
- Parents: leave your pancake to simmer and once it begins to bubble, gently use your spatula to lift and flip your pancake.
- Parents: when both sides of your pancakes are cooked – they’re good enough to eat!
- Stack your coloured pancakes and decorate using your white and black icing pens to form a spooky Halloween character!
False Teeth Apples
Tub of peanut butter
- Parents: slide each apple into bitesize boats.
- Layer on the peanut butter to one side of each apple slice.
- Add a row of mini white marshmallows on top of the peanut butter side but only to half of the slides.
- Sandwich the peanut butter slides without the marshmallows on top to create your false teeth apples!
Hungry Box Monsters
Large cardboard box
White polystyrene balls
- Parents: cut a wide hole out of the cardboard box – this will be the monster’s mouth.
- Get your children to paint the whole box – whatever colour they think the monster should be – it could be multicoloured!
- Draws eyes on your polystyrene balls and stick them on top of the box above the monster’s mouth.
- Decorate around your monster’s eyes with the blue feathers and the base of the box too!
- There you have it! Now play a game: feed the hungry box monster with the coloured balls – a fun game that will help your child to learn good hand/eye coordination.
Here at Tiny World Day Nursery, we offer free places for your 2, 3 or 4 year old and we have a wealth of experience and recognised childcare qualifications. For your own personal tour of our premises call us today and let’s schedule a date and a time that suits you. We can be found around Nottingham and Mansfield on Stockhill Lane, Arnold Road and Layton Avenue.