How to Make Halloween Treat Bags
Creating the treat bags to hold the treats was so much fun. I hopped onto PicMonkey and created a label that I could print out on blank index cards. It was a blast to work on the labels layout. I probably spent more time than I needed to working on its design. JDaniel was at school and I lingered for the fonts for while.
When he came home, I had him punch a hole in the left-hand corner of each index cards. He was in hole punch heaven. I think using a hole punch is something most kids like to do too. We folded down the top of each paper bag and he punched two holes in the folded down area.
The bags and hole punch were then set aside and the fun began. We focused on putting the candy without peanuts into the bags. (I wasn’t sure if everyone was allowed to have peanuts.) That left us with five out of the six Hershey’s candies to put in the bags. The goal was to put one or two of each of the candies into each bag.
When finished distributing the candy into the bags, we folded the flaps of the bags down and lined up the holes we had punched. With the holes lined up, we both worked on placing orange ribbons through the holes. Then we placed a card onto one end of the ribbon. Finally, I tied a bow with the ribbon. We both thought the bags looked great.
What activity do I plan to do?
The children will be asked to trace the outline of all the candy in the bag with a crayon. They can trace the shapes onto a piece of white paper. The outlines can be placed anywhere on the paper they would like to place them. I am going to call this creating a shape map.
Then the kids will be given a half sheet of paper to record the number of each shape they had in their bags. Each bag will not have the same amount of everything. So each child will have to record what is in their own bag and not look at what their neighbors have done. The kids can count the actual candy or the shapes they have traced on the paper.
By the end of the activity, they will have a shape map, a recording sheet, and a bag of treats to take home. I hope they will enjoy it. I have had fun putting it together.
Wait! What about the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?