Halloween decorations for kids…with a purpose.
If you saw my post about the Fall Wreaths, then you’re aware that I love to decorate, but I also love to decorate with a purpose! I’ve got a Halloween decoration to share with you today that will help you talk with your children about their feelings.
Feelings ghosts from the dollar tree
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I went to the dollar tree and grabbed some cute little foam ghosts, some fun googly eyes, and other things to decorate. My sons and I decorated them together around our kitchen table and it was a fun way to bond.
So the craft part of this is pretty self-explanatory… You’ll arrange supplies for your kids and it whichever way you see fit. Have them stick on their own combination of faces and eyes with a variety of emotions. However, while you’re doing miss use it as a light discussion starter. Ask questions like how does that feel for you? Or when was the last time you felt that way?
In addition to this being a fun way to bond in a busy world, your children get to have pride in something they made for the home. Talking about feelings is a great way to understand your child better, and help them process their thoughts and their feelings. They may not be fully aware of why they felt certain ways in certain situations. They may not know how they should’ve reacted. This is a fun and low-pressure way to bring up these past Experiences. Talking out past experiences help them process their feelings so they can come up with future solutions if it happens again.
Your Turn: Have you found any fun fall or Halloween crafts to share?