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Witches Hats Halloween Activity


Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play
I don't quite know why but my 3 year old still hasn't got over the Halloween from last year. She regularly pops on her witches outfit, requests Room on the Broom and talks about the antics we got up to. She is delighted it's on the horizon again!!

We went Pumpkin picking for the first time this year! I can't tell you how special that was for me!! We had such a great time! I would highly recommend doing it with you own family/daycare settings if you can!!

Another fun activity we did was making 'witches hats'. This isn't for the faint hearted by the way so if you keep a super close tabs on what your children eat with regards to sweets etc this probably isn't for you. HOWEVER - a few little treats in moderation are fine..... right?!

Me and Neve headed out to the supermarket and brought what we needed. My other half was actually baffled at how I could buy ice cream cones without Ice Cream. That did make me laugh. 'Typical you that is' he said. 

From the supermarket we brought:

Cooking Chocolate
Ice Cream Cones
Sprinkles / Hundreds and Thousands
Smarties
Jelly Babies
Little Marshmallows

It was lovely bonding time actually, just the two of us heading to the shops to buy sweet and chocolate. What every child's dream is made of right?! I was like the best thing ever and seeing her little face light up when I said 'yep choose anything you want' was so cute!

I guess I am pretty strict on not having too many sweets and chocolate, something I didn't really recognise until I stood in the sweet isle encouraging her to 'go for it'.

Anyway.... the witches hats. This is something I want to do with the kids every year. You know the little family traditions every family has.... this is a Halloween tradition I want to do year in year out. It's so much fun!

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

Neve started by breaking up the chocolate into smaller pieces ready to melt. This was great for strengthening the muscles in her hands, as it was pretty tough to break up. We spoke about how having smaller pieces would help the chocolate to melt faster.

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

I asked her how we could melt the chocolate, she suggested we use the cooker. So we did. I did tell her you could also use a microwave too but the cooker was a better option as we could keep a closer eye and make sure the chocolate didn't burn. 
I don't know if you have ever burn chocolate in the microwave but the smell made me feel physically ill. It was awful!! So I will probably never ever melt chocolate in the microwave ever again as I have been well and truly scarred for life!

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

I used a painting palette for this activity which worked great to separate the sweeties. 
If you were doing this with a group of children you could have several of these palettes for easier access.

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

Once the chocolate was melted it was time to get to work. We covered the cones in chocolate! So fun and so tasty!! We did start by pouring the chocolate on with a spoon however pools of chocolate formed on the plate - which is ok until it starts turning solid again as it sticks your cone down to the plate! You can use a knife to free it back out but we found pouring the chocolate on over the bowl was much better!

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

As the chocolate begins to set this is the perfect time to start adding your sweeties! 
It was a lovely activity that lasted over an hour! We left them to set and enjoyed one after our dinner!! 

They looked great altogether:

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to the supermarket and start this fun Halloween tradition in your family too!!

Witches Hats - Halloween Activity - Learning and Exploring Through Play


If you are having a Halloween party and are looking for some activities for the kiddies to do, this one is bound to go down a treat!! So much tasty fun!!

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