Witches Brew Word Search with Bonus Coloring Page

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Find the 50 manually placed words hidden within this Witch themed word search. A bonus cauldron color page is included in the purchase. 

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 5 page PDF file that includes:

3 – Full page word search puzzles about witchy things and attributes. All the words in this puzzle have been manually placed – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program. One page has the featured picture in the background, and the other 2 are printer friendly versions with the same words.

1 – Cauldron Coloring page.

1 – Answer/information page.

*This puzzle looks terrific in a frame and can be offered to family members and visitors with a dry erase marker. These pages look great laminated too!

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit. 

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Pumpkin Carving Word Search & Pumpkin Pattern


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Find the 40 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin carving themed word search and pumpkin pattern.

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page word search with words related to the activity of carving pumpkins. The page has a picture behind the puzzle and can be framed and left out as a decorative item. All the words in this puzzle have been manually placed – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

1 – Full page printer friendly version of the same word search.

1 – Full page Pumpkin Pattern that can be used to plan a pumpkin carving project, made into a pattern, or colored in.

1 – Answer/information page. 

The decorative word search page in this file can be placed in a certificate frame or laminated and worked on with a dry erase marker.

Pages are not editable.

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In A Pumpkin Patch Word Search Puzzle

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Find the 30 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin patch themed word search, then see how many words you can make from the two pumpkin-related word game pages offered.   

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page word search about things seen in a pumpkin patch. This page has a pumpkin border that can be colored in. All the words in this puzzle have been manually place – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

2 – Pumpkin related Words within Words game pages. This game is great for boosting spelling and vocabulary skills and can give your brain a great workout! The words offered in these games can create more than 150 words each.

1 – Answer/information page. 

Pages are not editable.

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Mummies & Mummification

British Museum

Discover Magazine: The Chemistry of . . . Mummies – Article – From the site: The secret ingredients used by Egyptian embalmers are revealed at last.

My Learning: A Step by Step guide to Egyptian Mummification – Offers a step by step process of mummification and pictures of Ancient Egyptian art. Use the arrows on the bottom of the page to go to the previous and next pages.


Wikipedia: Mummification – Discusses the process of mummification. Also Mummy – A longer article about the meaning, history, types, Egyptian mummies, Christian mummies, and other cultures. Plus the treatment of mummies in modern times.  Also, Chinchorro Mummies –  Talks about the mummified remains of individuals from the South American Chinchorro culture.


Ancient Egypt: Mummies – This site is fun to explore. After you read the brief article on the main page, you will see three words on the bottom: Story, Challenge, and Explore, click on any one of these words to start or continue your adventure. Each selection will offer you more information and some will offer another section to discover.


NOVA: Mummies 101How mummification works, plus a picture gallery.


BBC: Egyptian Mummies – Explore the fascinating and varied history of mummification across continents. There’s an interactive Make a mummy activity on this site too. Also, Mummies Around the World.


The British Museum: Ancient Egypt – Mummification Offers pictures and a little bit about the process of mummification.


Canadian Museum of History: Mysteries of Egypt – An article loaded with pictures.


Smithsonian: Ancient Egypt: Egyptian Mummies – After a brief article, this page has a large picture gallery.


Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Mummification – Offers mummification methods based on what could be afforded by the family.


Crystallinks: Ancient Egyptian Mummies – This site offers a lot of pictures of mummies and Egyptian art. Click on the links within the short articles/captions to learn more about Egypt.


Mental Floss: 15 Mummies You Can See Around the World – Offers a picture gallery and short bits of info about each picture.


Ancient Origins – Ten Incredible Mummy Discoveries from Around the World


Mummy/Mummification Activities & Fun Stuff


BBC: Make a mummy activity, played online. (Same as above.)

Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago: Mummy– Anubis leads you through the mummification process. Interactive site. Double clicking is needed to pick up most items.

Popsugar: Apple Mummies – Learn how to make Apple Mummies.

DLTK: Mummy Cardboard Tube Craft – Instructions and printable materials to make this project.

wikiHow to Make a Mummy Costume – Offers a few different ways to make a mummy costume.

The Idea Room: 25 Halloween Mummy Crafts & Treats Mummy related craft made from recycled items, and fun treats such as cookies, cupcakes, meats and veggies.


Fun Family Crafts: Mummy – Mummy related cookies, decorations, treat ideas, and crafts.

GetColoringPages: Mummy Coloring Pages 50 downloadable and printable pages.

Science Kids At Home: Mummy Experiment – Directions for an experiment that uses apples and a variety of salts.

Education.com: Hot Dog Mummy – Use a hot dog and baking soda to learn about mummification. This is a long term project.

Videos

YouTube: Mummies Playlist – Information about mummies and mummification, origami projects, and science projects. Here’s one of the videos in the list…


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Halloween Origami

Origami Club: Halloween – Site offers a variety of origami projects to do including: Jack ‘O Lantern, Bat, Ghost, Witch, Skull, and others.

Origami Resource Center: Halloween – Site offers bats, ghosts, spiders, owls, pumpkins, cats and other items.

Activity Village: Halloween Origami – Bats, Broomsticks, Mummy, Witches hat and others.

Origami Instructions: Halloween Pumpkin Origami – This site offers this project and others. Look on the left side of the page and scroll down to Halloween to see the rest of the projects.

Origami-Make: How To Make Origami Halloween Models – This site offers some unique projects: A Tombstone, Cauldron, Coffin, Crow, Moon, and others.

Videos

To view the Playlist, click on the small arrow located on the top left hand corner of the video screen.


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Halloween Resources

The Origins of Halloween

Social Studies for Kids: Halloween

Wikipedia: Samhain
Celtic Festival
History.com: Halloween
History of Halloween, short videos and articles.

The Holiday Spot: Halloween History

Ireland for Visitors: Samhain


The Origins of Trick or Treating


Brief history.

History of Trick or Treating in America and around the world.

The Holiday Spot: Trick or Treating
Origins of trick or treating.

National Confectioners Association: Trick-or-Treat Tidbits
Halloween and candy facts.

Candy

Food Time Line: Halloween
Halloween history and Halloween relate foods.
Interesting information, facts, and info about Halloween and candy.

Activities Arts, crafts, Puzzles

Martha Stewart: Halloween
Great Halloween craft ideas.

Disney Family: Halloween

DLTK: Halloween
Coloring pages, costume ideas, crafts, games, puzzles, songs, and more.

Enchanted Learning: Halloween
The site provide quite a few craft ideas.
Artist Helping Children: Halloween Crafts for Kids
Site provides links to a lot of Halloween related activities.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning:  Halloween Activities
More then 30 activities can be found on this site.


Curriculum and Lesson Plans


A curriculum written with young children in mind.
Links to other sites with Halloween related math activities.

Still Learning Something New: Monsters
Links for monster related things.
Misc Activities & Videos

Still Learning Something New: Salem W
itch Trials


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Halloween Activities

Halloween Related Activities on Funschooling & Recreational Learning

Covering the Basics


Create A Spooky Sound Story – Make up a spooky sound story or sentence and add sound effects to it!

Two-Sided Diorama – This activity features the poem, “The Five Little Pumpkins”.

Create A Scary Creature – Suggestions for creating a scary creature. Great for encouraging story telling!


Masquerade Masks – Learn about the history of masquerade masks and download printable masks.

Haunted Halloween Resource Page – Links to haunted places and information about the 13 Haunted Halloween Activities ebook. Free sample of ebook available.

Trick or Treating – Learn the history of trick or treating and make soul cakes.

Jack ‘O Lantern – Find out the origins of the Jack ‘O Lantern, play a game of Pumpkin Face and get inspired to carve your own.

Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Putty – Easy to make putty that glows…A fun way to play with science.

Glowing Halloween Lantern – Turn a recycled milk or juice carton into a creep-cool Halloween lantern…..Great math activity!

Scavenger Hunt & Memory Maker – Ideas for making your own Halloween scavenger hunt and suggested activities for what to do with your Halloween pictures.

Monster Mash – Find out the history of this song, listen to it and learn a dance for it.

Spooky Authors

Bram Stoker’s DraculaLearn about the man who wrote Dracula and read or listen to the book.

Edgar Allan Poe – Learn about the man who wrote classic short stories and poems such as, “The Raven”, “Tell Tale Heart”, and “The Gold Bug” and read or listen to these and other timeless tales.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Find out how Frankenstein was inspired and a little about Shelley’s life. Read or listen to the book as well.

Washington Irving – Known for his classic stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”, find out more about the man who wrote them and read or listen to his stories.


Fun Foods

Chocolate Activities
Chocolate Activities – A collections of fun things you can make and do with chocolate.

Halloween Themed PizzaFun ways to enjoy pizza for a variety of dietary needs.

Popcorn Project – Activities you can do with popcorn and some yummy ways to enjoy it.

Trick or Treating – Learn the history of trick or treating and make soul cakes.


Ghostly Activities


Ghost Pops

Ghost Pops – Turn a lollipop into a ghost pop!

Super Easy Ghost – Make a really easy ghost from a paper lunch bag.

Paper Bag Ghost – Make a boy and girl ghost out of a paper lunch bag.

Ghost in the Graveyard Game – Play a game of Ghost in the Graveyard…great for all ages.

Balloon Ghost – Make a ghost out of a balloon and a garbage bag.

Recycled Ghost – Make a ghost you can hang in a tree from recycled items.

Tissue Ghost – Turn a couple of tissues into a fun ghost.

Crafts


Easy Gravestone – Make a gravestone from a cereal box. A rounded gravestone can be made with these instructions.

Haunted House

Haunted House – Make a haunted house out of a recycled milk or juice carton.

Halloween Windsocks – Decorate your trees in a Halloween way.

Fall Cut-Outs – Decorate your window or wall with a fall themed cut out.

Trick or Treat Bag – Turn recycled paper bags into a sturdy trick or treat bag.

Pumpkin Luminary – Turn a plastic milk jug into a pumpkin luminary.

Symbols of Fall Twist Balloons – Make Halloween icons from twist balloons.

Animals


Owls –  Learn about owls, dissect a virtual owl pellet, find links to other owl-related resources and get a few activity suggestions.

Bats – There are two different bat posts here on Fran’s World of Discovery: 
Bat Resource page.
Bats has 2 sound game suggestions in addition to a few extra links and a research question and the Bat Resource page has over 30 links that relate to bats on it.

Black Cats – Find out why black cats have a bad rep…and a good one!

Frog Research Project – Frog facts, research questions, lots of links to informative sites, activity ideas and videos.

Lizards – Resource page. Lots of links to information and activities for lizards.

Spiders – Spider resource page includes links to: An article about types of spiders and facts, information, identification chart home remedies, printables, and craft projects. Videos have also been included.

Halloween Resources


Halloween Resource Page – Links to the history of Halloween, candy, crafts, and more. NEW!


Happy Halloween!
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Glowing Halloween Lantern

Glowing Halloween Lantern by Fran W & Becka V.
Turn a milk or juice carton into a lantern with a creepy-cool theme!
To make one you will need…
A clean milk carton, construction paper, craft knife, scissor, tissue paper, black construction paper, glue, 1 chenille stem, small nail, pencil, ruler, glow stick, yarn, and a small bottle cap
Optional: Serrated knife, craft foam, Halloween stickers, acrylic paint and a paint brush, push pin, craft supplies, battery-powered candle
What to do…
Cut the carton down to desired size, glue construction paper to each panel, then *plot and cut out 1 circle or square on two sides of the carton. Once covered and cut, turn the carton up-side-down and pop two small holes on either side of it for the handle, and one in the center of the top with a small nail.
*Note: If you decide to paint the carton, cut the openings first.

For the middle of each opening, make a silhouette out of construction paper and glue it to the tissue paper. Glue the piece of tissue paper to the inside of the carton so that your silhouette comes through when a glow stick or battery-powered candle is placed inside. Decorate the lantern with stickers, foam or construction paper cut-outs and other craft supplies. Something can be painted on as well.
Note: You can glue the silhouette on after the tissue paper is put on, but be careful not to tear the tissue paper.

When you are ready, add the chenille stem handle and tie a length of yarn or string to a battery-powered tea light candle or a glow stick, push the other end up through the hole in the top, tie it off, and cut excess yarn/string. Glue on a bottle cap to hide the knot on top and hang.
Tips and suggestions…
  • Cutting the milk carton down to size with a serrated knife can help to make a cleaner and more even cut. (Adult supervision suggested.)
  • To make a round opening in the side of the carton, trace around a lid or cup that fits in the middle. We used a frozen juice can lid.
  • Measure the circle or square from the bottom to make sure the openings are the same height and measure around the sides to make sure they’re equal.
  • Avoid cutting the edges when making your opening.
  • After tracing out your opening for the silhouette, a push pin can be used to make tiny, close holes around the trace mark for easier cutting with a craft knife.
  • To neaten up cut marks, consider making a border.
  • Double tissue paper if needed.
  • Consider making four openings instead of two.
This lantern can be made so that it is open on the top as well. The following links have pictures and instructions for that version…


For other Halloween Activities on Fran’s World of Discovery…


This and many other activities can be found in….

13 Haunted Halloween Activities available for $2.00 in my ebook store.

A FREE 34 page sample of this publication can be found here.

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Haunted Halloween Resource Page

This resource page has been created to accompany the publication:

13 Haunted Halloween Activities

To find out more about this 97 page ebook and to get purchasing information, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. To download a FREE sample of this publication, click here.

Sites & Links Connected to this Publication


Fran’s World of Discovery Links


Words within Words  – Get some extra ideas to make the game more interesting.

Pumpkin Luminary – This page has a picture and instructions for this activity.


Washington Irving Research Project – Links to audio version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and a research project with facts, questions and information about his life.


Edgar Allan Poe Research Project – This post has facts, questions and links about Poe. It also includes links to his literary works.


Haunted Creations (Off Site)


Food.com: Chocolate Royal Icing

A recipe for chocolate royal icing can be found on this page to use with the haunted edible creation.

DLTK: Spooky Spider Hand-print – Craft made with hands. This site also has a bat that can be made with hand-prints.


Enchanted Learning: Halloween – Offers a variety of Halloween crafts including spiders and bats.

Penguin Dry Ice: Safe Handling & Usage Guide – This site has information about how to locate dry ice, ways to use it, and a guide for safe handling that you can download.

The following resources may not be suitable for all audiences. These resources have bee provided for the Haunted Places Research and Project Suggestions section of the publication.



Around the World


Haunted Rooms: 21 Most Haunted Places in the World – This site offers information about a haunted prison, home, castle, sanitarium, an Inn, The Tower of London, and others.


Salon: 10 Most Haunted Places in the World –  This site offers information about a haunted: Asylum, forest, fort, theater, castle, and other places.


Paranormal: About: World Most Haunted Places – Site offers a picture gallery of haunted places. Click on a picture to learn more about that place.


Leap Castle – Leap castle is considered one of the most haunted castles in the world.



Fran’s World of Discovery: Castle Research Project & Castle Resources can be found on this blog. The Resource page has links and videos that include haunted castles.

United States


Travel Channel: Top 10 Most Haunted Places – Site offers haunted places in the United States.


Haunted Places: FL NYCAKYOKPlaces in these states that are said to be haunted. Check out the main page to see if there are any haunted places in your area. Just click on your state or any state you are interested in learning more about.


Wikipedia: Winchester House – The house of gun maker, William Wirt Winchester, is believed to be haunted. Find out why his wife continually had construction projects going on. 




13 Haunted Halloween Activities is a 97 page publication, written and developed by Fran Wisniewski, that has over 13 fun and inspiring family-friendly activities including: Games, recipes, experiments, craft projects, a haunted research project and ideas that help spark creativity.  Printable templates, game boards and coloring pages
have also been provided. 

This binder book has been designed as printer friendly as possible, and offers a picture directory that hyperlink directly to the activity of choice, when using a regular computer. (This feature does not work on mobile devices at this time.) A short record keeping section has been added to help parents who need to maintain curriculum records for their county. 
Great for families who like to learn and play together, indie learners, and anyone looking for Halloween related activities that are fun and creative.
Introductory price: $2.00

To purchase 13 Haunted Halloween Activities please click on the following link:

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Here are some of the activities that can be found in this publication:

Haunted House Craft                                 Fall Cut-Outs
3-D Halloween Scene                                Glowing Lantern (New version)
Create A Spooky Sound Story                    Easy & Rounded Gravestones

Many more activities can be found in the publication that can not be found on Fran’s World of Discovery.


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Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Putty

Here’s a fun way to explore chemistry with this glow-in-the-dark experiment.

You will need:

1T Glue, 1T liquid laundry starch, ½-1 tsp non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint, a 4oz disposable cup, and a craft stick

Directions: Put glow-in-the-dark paint in a small cup, add glue and liquid laundry starch and mix with a craft stick. Put the cup in a sunny window and play with it in a dark place. When it stops glowing, put it back in the sun or shine light on it. When not in use, store in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. More glow paint can be added if needed.

Find out the chemistry behind fun putty and get some fun ways to use it.

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