I’m so very excited to welcome you to our Halloween Invitations to Play Series! I’ll be joining some of my favorite blogging friends (Fantastic Fun and Learning, Fun-A-Day, Nothing if Not Intentional, Play Trains!, and Twodaloo) to bring you some fun Halloween themed invitations to play or create over the next three Tuesdays.
Did you get a chance to see our last series, Fall Invitations to Play? If not, I hope you’ll check it out! We had so much fun putting it together and trying out all the ideas with our children. The series has 25 creative fall themed invitations to inspire you at home or in the classroom!
If you’re interested in learning more about play invitations, you can start here where I go into more detail about what play invitations are and the many benefits of setting them up for your children.
I hope you enjoy checking out all our ideas and that they provide you with some inspiration to invite your children to create and play Halloween style! And be sure to check out what my other blogging friends shared by clicking the links to their sites at the end of this post!
Invitation to Create: Halloween Themed Lacing with Beads, Straws, and Pipe Cleaners
Lately Theo has been absolutely enthralled with stringing things. I often find him in the playroom stringing some little letter beads from an old craft set onto laces. His interest in practicing these fine motor skills inspired me to create this Halloween themed invitation to create, (somewhat similar to this heart themed fine motor activity)! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)
This invitation was so simple to set up and literally took about ten minutes total. I cut up some straws into small pieces and placed them in a tray. And after searching my craft supply stash, I found some wooden beads, pipe cleaners, and yarn which I also added to the tray. (I added a small piece of tape the one end of each piece of yarn to make lacing easier.) When selecting the materials, I focused on the colors orange, black and green for Halloween!
I loved how this invitation was so much fun for both Lucy and Theo! Theo, my 2 year old, solely enjoyed stringing all the different materials onto pipe cleaners. He did this over and over and over! Lucy, my 5 year old, seemed to have an end goal in mind with this invitation~ making bracelets and necklaces. I even noticed her creating patterns with the colors!
Be sure to check out all the other Halloween invitations shared this week from some of my favorite blogging friends. You’re sure to find some Halloween inspiration!
Play Dough Skeletons by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Frankenstein Monster Pumpkin by Fun-A-Day
Creepy-Crawly Cauldron Play by Nothing if Not Intentional
October Moon Halloween Train Play by Play Trains!
Jack O’Lantern Collage by Twodaloo
Have fun playing and creating!