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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Homemade Halloween 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 will be a parade for ALL students at 9:00a.m. as well, as mentioned in Walter's Friday email. Mark your calendar, it all happens on Tuesday, October 31st.

The costumes should 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. They are having a COSTUME CLINIC on Saturday, October 14th at noon. It is $4.00 if you RSVP. 

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

Do you recognize this guy? He looks a lot different, now!

Paperbag Pirate - Arrrr!

Cutie-Pie Ghost - Simple as can be

Origami Owl 

Diction-Fairy - I can't resist a good pun!

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