October – Halloween Fun

Halloween gnomes visiting a Pine Hill classroom, 2014

Halloween gnomes visiting a Pine Hill classroom, 2014

For Halloween, A Child's Nature preschoolers and older toddlers have fun going "Trick or Treating" throughout the Pine Hill Waldorf School.  In 2014, our children were all dressed up as a troupe of gnomes. At each classroom, the little gnomes were asked to perform a "trick", and then each received a treat from that grade.  

  • At XXX grade they sang Baa, Baa, Black Sheep with the class and were given wool sheep.
  • In the xxx grade, with a bit of help, our children answered some Halloween jokes/riddles they'd been practicing (such as Q:"What is a baby ghost's favorite game?"  A:"Peek-a-Booo"). Then they got pumpkin cookies, which were soon eaten.
  • For XXX grade, they recited Five Little Pumpkins and received mini pumpkins.  
  • In the middle school, they had fun catching bubbles blown by a XXX grader, before getting their own bottles of bubbles.
  • At XXX they did the Eensy Weensy Spider finger play and got to chose toy bugs.
  • In XXX room, it was Jack Jump over the Candlestick, and the gift was a tea light candle for the Martinmas lanterns they were making.
  • In XXX they did If You're Happy and You Know It, and received rhythm clapping sticks.
Toddlers scooping out seeds for their jack-o-lantern

Toddlers scooping out seeds for their jack-o-lantern

Halloween, 2013

Halloween, 2013

The kindness and playfulness of the Pine Hill teachers and students make visiting the big school a wonderful adventure for our children.  Back in their own classroom, they also enjoy pumpkin games and songs at circle time and carving a big pumpkin together.  

Preschool gnome troupe looking at a squirrel out the window of the big school, Halloween, 2014

Preschool gnome troupe looking at a squirrel out the window of the big school, Halloween, 2014