08 October 2016

Halloween Themed Lessons

Since it is October and I really want my kids to have hands on experiences to help solidify what they are learning, I did some research on things. I found music that evokes all things Halloween, starting with Mussorgsky (Night on Bald Mountain). Books or Literature (Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley's works and an older one from Washington Irving) and Haiku poetry or poetry in general. Science experiments from YouTube and just things to do in general. Math is fun project...the original project called for kids to measure the auditorium or gymnasium and create a haunted house. The kids had to measure the room and figure out the cost for what they wanted to create. My change (remember I homeschool) is for the girls to measure the front yard, driveway and side yard and figure out what they want to create and how much it will cost. They spent a good deal of time outside measuring and discussing what they want to create. I did put one caveat on their plans....no scaring little kids. Geography is studying places that are known for being scary, like Transylvania, Romania.

This is going to be such a fun month...I am saving Christmas things to make (we are decorating using yarn) and making gifts (using yarn and sewing techniques) and we are making our own Halloween Decorations. What makes you happy? I know that crafting makes me happy and finding something that makes the girls work, makes them happy and they work without realizing that they are learning! Education should be fun and that is what I am trying for. I want to find something that sparks them and gets them running on the work.

Rustic Panels Afghan
Crocodile Flower Afghan
Crocodile Stitch Afghan
Stadium Blanket
Alaskan Blue Tunisian Throw
Square Diamond Throw
Spiral Afghan - Very interesting look.
Irish Shamrocks Afghan
Bavarian Rainbow Afghan
Swedish Countryside Afghan

Crochet Cat Bed - I have cats....4 of them. They like my yarn, so this could be fun to make.

Candy Bag - this is listed as an Easter Bag, but it could be made for Halloween as a party favor (change colors) or Christmas even.
Errands Bag
Hobo Bag

Crocodile Stitch Christmas Tree

Anthophila Knit Scarf
French Inspired Cowl
How To Infinity Scarf
Magentalicious Cowl
Breezy Night Sky Scarf
Rainbow Mood Scarf - can be a lot of fun.
Papagena Scarf - this is such a beautiful scarf. I may have to make a few of these for my girls.
Crocodile Cowl
Subway Scarf
One Skein Asymmetry Scarf
Arrowhead Lace Cowl
Itanos Summer Scarf
Neon Dreams Infinity Scarf - This was nicknamed the Willy Wonka Cowl by all free crochet. This pattern is free and found on Moogly Blog. It is really pretty and if done in these colors could really be something Willy Wonka would definitely love.

Crocodile Stitch Flower

Oyster Mittens
Blooming Berry Baby Mittens - girl babies.

Skull Scarf

Pink Ski Hat - colorwork as there is other colors in it.
Slouchy Horseshoe Cable Hat
Basic Crochet Beanie
Blue Green Boy Striped Hat
Simple Slouch Hat

How To/Tutorial:
Bavarian Rectangle
Bavarian Square

School of Fish Scrubby - I don't know if this will work for you, but I got the pattern from Red Heart Free Patterns
Knit Scrubby Washcloth - very simple, using the new Scrubby yarn.
Twist Stitch Diamond Dish Cloth - free Ravelry download
Doily Style Dishcloth - very interesting look....may be fun to make a few.
Water Lily Dishcloth
The Crazy Dishcloth
Crochet Angel Dishcloth
Sun Catcher Dishcloth

Batwing Shawl
Kristin Shawl
Prism Shawl - this is a free pattern on Ravelry. I learned some time ago, that if you put a free pattern that you like into your "library" it will always be available to you, even updates to the pattern.
Sapphire Shawlette
Greek Revival Shawl - I had to use the wayback machine to find this link and have it pull up, but is so worth the look and print. It is beautiful!

Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties
Hybrid Slipper Socks
Striped Baby Booties
Lemon Lime Baby Booties
Creta Lace Socks - nice looking socks....think one of the girls might like them.
Circus Striped Socks
Peppermintoes - this is a very interesting style of sock.
Slipper Socks
Lace Socks

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