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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Don't Panic - Homemade Halloween/Eco-Fair is Coming!

In lieu of a Halloween party, Summers-Knoll has traditionally held an "Eco-Fair". This has always a day of meaningful, creative and (especially) fun activities for K-2 students. All students and teachers are encouraged to dress up, but in the early grades we also design a morning of environmentally focused stations. There may be a parade as well - more information coming soon! In the meantime, mark your calendar - Friday, October 30.

The costumes must be made of recycled/reused materials. Please let the children take the lead in designing their costumes – this should be a lot of fun! It doesn't have to be difficult, either - and you probably already have most of the materials around your house.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Robot – use a box for the body, vent tubing from a dryer to make arms, veggie strainer for a helmet

Flower – green sweatshirt and sweatpants, make petals out of recycled paper

Dalmatian – white turtleneck and white pants, put blacks dots on them, draw whiskers and a nose

Recycle Bin – Cut a hole in a box that has been decorated with the recycle symbol

Bubble gum – dress all in pink

Pile of leaves – attach a bunch of paper or real leaves to a red sweatshirt

Old-fashioned ghost - white sheet

Charlie Brown ghost - white sheet with lots of "mistake" eye holes

Don't forget that thrift-store purchases and hand-me-downs are recycling too! The Scrap Box (my FAVORITE place in Ann Arbor!) may inspire your child also. Have fun!

Here are just a few of my favorites in past years:





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