What are you going to be for Halloween?

Posted on 4 December 2013 | Activities, Blossom Aspiration, Celebrations, Centre News

Monsters and ghosts knocked on BAC front door.  The monsters smashed.  The ghosts haunted.  Fire burned and cauldron bubbled. Spider, bats, black cats and more… We’re mixing up something special for Halloween.

Boo!  What are you going to be for Halloween?  Calling all BAC Super Pumpkin Hero, it’s time to get together for a Halloween Bash on 30th October 2013.

Super Pumpkin Heros save the day!

Super Pumpkin Heroes save the day!

With the help of the teachers, the children eagerly disguised themselves in orange attire, orange Halloween mask and a black cape. They instantly sprang into exaggerated poses of “Super Pumpkin Hero”.  Swaying their black capes, they got ready to “rescue” the pumpkin from the evil Frankenstein and mummies.

Is this the correct place for the nose?

Is this the correct place for the nose?

The Playgroup and Nursery 1 children kicked the party off with a brave attempt to pin the “Jack-O-Lantern nose” in position on a pumpkin and the eerie spider as close to the centre of the web as possible.  It was certainly not an easy task for them as they were blindfolded!  A few toddlers were tempted to sneak a peek from their blindfold.  Some of them looked puzzled and smiled sheepishly when they saw their friends placing the nose at the wrong spot.  The pumpkin looked weird and funny to them.  They certainly had a good time.

Do you recognise the mummies?

Do you recognise the mummies?

The spooky moments continued as the Kindergarten 2 children competed in two teams to dress their team member up as a mummy from head to toe with rolls of toilet paper.  The children had to help one other to uncoil the toilet paper, wrap up their friend and cover their body as much as possible.  To finish up the race, the “Mummy Wrap” must be able to cat-walk in front of the audience without damaging the toilet paper.  The kids enjoyed this tricky and challenging task very much.  Team work and co-ordination is the way to win the game.

Good try! Toss the coin harder.

Good try! Toss the coin harder.

The “Pitch the Pumpkin” time came.  The persistent Kindergarten 1 children had jolly fun as they put their eye-hand coordination skill to the test by throwing coins into the Halloween treats bucket, shaped like a pumpkin.  At first, they thought that it was a simple job. However, much to their disbelief, they realised that they had to stand behind a marked line to toss the coin into the treats bucket. The line was much further than they expected! They immediately put on their thinking caps to think of ways to get the coins into the treats bucket.  It was definitely no easy feat.  They had to aim accurately and at the same time, make sure that their feet do not cross the line.  Surprisingly, a few kids managed to toss the coin into the treats bucket! They were so happy that they jumped up triumphantly.  Every one of them had a sense of accomplishment. Well done, kids!

Aaaah! I am going to gobble up the worms!

Aaaah! I am going to gobble up the worms!

Following suit, there was “Nothing but Worms and Eye Balls”.  Eek! The Nursery 2 children grinned from ear to ear as they tried eating the wriggly worm candy off a string without using their hands! As they looked at the delicious worms hanging from the string, they drooled with anticipation. They just could not wait to pull off the worm with their teeth and gobble it down. After playing a few rounds, they learned that the tactic to getting the worm is to grip onto the worm and pull with all their might to break the worm off. After satisfying their hunger pangs, they cheered one another on as they proceeded to a string of wriggly which was hung at a higher level. This time, they had to tiptoe and grab onto the worm and pull it off at a comfortable height.  In the end, all of them managed to obtain their delectable rewards. They pumped their fists into the air and shouted, “We are awesome!”

Grabbing for the treats ...

Grabbing for the treats ...

The celebration wrapped up with the traditional trick-or-treats adventure.  The BAC kids took turns knocking enthusiastically on every classroom door with their Halloween goodie craft bag in hand, sharing their goodies and candies with the others, shouting “Trick-or-Treats!” Happy Halloween!