Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ten Timid Ghosts Book Art

I pulled Ten Timid Ghosts out of my classroom library last week and we read the cute backwards counting book about ten timid ghosts scared out of their haunted house by a witch. The twist on this rhyming tale is that the ghosts ban together to get rid of the witch in the end.We made our own handprint version of the story for a book related art extention project. ER traced the numbers of each ghost onto her handprints and made the eyes and mouth. I don't know how ghost like our prints look. She was not in an overly cooperative mood and kept spreading her fingers but likes the end result a lot, especially the one witch. It was a good way to practice counting, one to one correspondance, and pencil handling skills. It kept us busy for quite some time and she sure worked hard making those faces!
We made an extra one for our monthly handprint framed art. She got a little crazy with the mouth and it looks kinda like an angry ghost, don't you think? I might try to redo it for a cuter end result, cause I'm type A like that:) But so far, ER is very into her scary one!

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Anji* said...

That's so cute! I'm not familiar with the book - looks good though.

I like the angry but cute framed ghost - don't change him!

Monica said...

That is so cute! I love handprint/footprint art. I try to do it with bambino who is 17 months old now. Such a fun way to see their growth! :) I may use this framing idea. It is so so cute!!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I LOVE this Katie! I am going to do it with Jack. Thank you for such a great idea!

Brimful Curiosities said...

We love that book and read it not only during Halloween but all year long. It's a good book to use when you're trying to teach your kids to count backward.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute!! I will have to look for this book I think Emily and Juliette would enjoy it and we love handprint crafts here.

Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Don't redo it! It's cute just the way it is :)

Christy said...

I love it!!!!!! 10 Timid Ghosts is one of our favorite Halloween books.

I agree with Leah - don't redo it!

Christy said...

By the way, did you know there is a 10 timid ghosts Christmas book? I haven't read it, but noticed it when I was searching the library online.

sbswtp said...

What a great project!!! I love that you have one framed too :) We did footprint ghosts this week.... :)

Debbie said...

I love it just the way it is.

Christy said...

That's so cute! You can't redo it, then it wouldn't be authentically ER's art work. :O)

RedTedArt said...

Oh! I ADORE Handprint ghost! And love the idea of framing it!!! FABULOUS!

Maggy
Kids Get Crafty
http//www.redtedart.com

Charlene said...

We did the 10 timid ghosts this week too...Such a fun book, isn't it?

Sandy Ang said...

Loved the framed handprint !

Ticia said...

My kids would love the scary one too!

I think we might have to add these ghosts to our Halloween mural.

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