Materials needed: Black construction paper, white construction paper, glitter, wiggly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue, and scissors. Pictures of people dancing at a Ball, with men in tuxedos.
Instructions: Once children have created their bats (Let dry) play dancing music and let the children dance with their bats.
Directions: Take one piece of black construction paper and cut out a large bat. Using white construction paper make a white vest and a bow tie (two triangles will work for the vest, and two small triangles for the tie or use white tissue paper circle scrunched in the middle) and a white top hat (a small white rectangle that flairs at the bottom). Use the glitter to decorate the vest and bow tie. Glue on wiggly eyes, and tape on a pipe cleaner on the bottom of the bat.
Materials needed: Masks or large paper bags, odds and ends, ribbon, different types of paper or material, glitter, markers or crayons, glitter, scissors, glue. Pictures of children in costume.
Instructions: After the children have decorated their masks (Let dry) take pictures of each child in their mask, and without the mask. Print out, glue to one piece of paper and make a bulletin board display. Or glue to a piece of paper and let them draw a picture of what they will do in their masks and write it down beneath their picture.
Directions: Cut eye holes in the masks or bags so children can see through. Let them decorate their masks as crazy as they like.
For fun: Play the song “The Monster Mash” and let the children dance round in their masks. Or let them have their own monster parade through the childcare.