One of the reasons I started following blogs was that there are just so many good ideas out there. If I ever run out of things to do or activities to try, new inspiration is just a click away. Every year our church has some kind of Fall Fest right around Halloween. We plan a night of activities and the whole church shows up in costumes for fun and fellowship.
In years past we have had a "trunk or treat", where children trick or treat from car to car in the parking lot. We have had drive in movies where the families all bring lawn chairs and blankets and eat popcorn and watch a movie projected on the side of the church wall. This year we had a carnival with games and crafts set up in booths all around the church for the children to participate in. Different Sunday School classes sponsored different booths where there were no classes to sponsor a booth, I was able to step in with activities pulled from all of my favorite blogs.
We had a slime station set up at one table. Birdy helped me make this black sparkly play dough from The Imagination Tree ahead of time and it was a huge hit with the little ones.
The slimy Spaghetti from Hands on: as we grow was also a hit. Bug especially enjoyed it. All the grown ups even reported having to stick there hands in "just to see what it was."
The pumpkin guts from Dinosaurs and Octopuses brought squeals of delight as the kids slowly decided to brave the goo.
And our old creepy crawly sensory tub made a come back as well.
Our Fall Fest also featured the wonderful spiderweb obstacle course from Mom to 2 Posh lil Divas. Children of all ages had fun trying their hand at this one.
In addition to these borrowed activities we also had booths that the Sunday school classes sponsored, like the fishing booth which Big Sis and and my mom, Nana both mastered after some practice...
And the pumpkin pass, where you pass the numbered pumpkins around in a circle until the music stops playing. The person with the winning number gets a treat...