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November 13, 2014

Hallowe’en Fun

Hallowe’en saw us enjoying a wonderful party, with traditional celebrations, at Friends of Pentre Gardens. We held our usual arts and crafts in the hall, and children could make crafty bits to decorate their homes ready for Hallowe’en, and also make some costumes with Hallowe’en inspired materials, like foam grave stones, flying bats with teeth made from plastic forks, fabulous orange pumpkins, and white lace materials used for capes and corpse-brides!


The start of our spooky Tomb Stones!

In the outside area, we held all the messy (and very fun) traditional party games. The children had so much fun putting their faces into flour attempting to get their tasty treat, also apple bobbing, trays where hands (and sometimes faces) were plunged into gooey stuff, in order to get a sweet. There was also polo-sucking, eating cream crackers in one minute, and my favourite was the Mummy wrapping game.

This was a team game where someone must stand still and be covered (head to toe) in toilet tissue to be created into a Hallowe’en Mummy! These were such wonderful and messy activities, seeing all ages and abilities working together to, ultimately, just have lots of fun.



What I love about this community playscheme, is that we see a lot of parents staying to play with their children. This is lovely to see, and that makes the project so successful within the community. It’s wonderful to see the interaction between the parents, and it’s always great to see parents crawling on the floor, hunting through the craft materials, and making creations for themselves.

Here’s looking forward to the Christmas party!

Learning for Life

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

18 thoughts on “Hallowe’en Fun

  1. Joanna Chittenden says:

    Great photos, you really captured the ‘spirit’ of the day!! Hallowe’en session is always fantastic fun, hope the Christmas one will be too. Thanks for the mention!

    1. kim says:

      Thanks Jo! What a wonderful day and lovely to see so many mums and dad!
      Cant wait for Christmas.

  2. Joanna Chittenden says:

    Forgot to say thanks for all your hard work too!

    1. kim says:

      Its a pleasure Jo, I love working in the scheme, its wonderful for the community.

  3. He he, this looks brilliant! I love the messy faces. Thanks so much for sharing with the Outdoor Play Party 🙂

    1. kim says:

      Thank you. We had such a fab and messy time! Lovely playing all the traditional games. Think the adults had just as much fun as the children.

  4. Coombe Mill says:

    It looks like a great day was had by all, it’s great that all the kids had a chance to get together have some messy fun and get creative. It’s also great to see that they parents stayed and got involved as well. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, its a wonderful community project and lovely having the parents support.
      It was very messy but lots of fun!

  5. Kierna says:

    I love those photos of the children covered in goo! Thanks for your support & glad to see someone else preserving the ‘ in Hallowe’en!

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, the children love all the games and such simple but lots of fun activities. Its great as all ages can take part without things being too ‘scary’

  6. What fabulous Halloween ideas. The kids look like they had a brilliant time 🙂

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, the children love playing the traditional and very messy games. We have such a great time.

  7. Goodness what a fun party!!!! Love those faces with gooey stuff! A fun halloween! #countrykids

    1. kim says:

      We had such a wonderful and very messy party. The children {and adults} loved it.
      Thank you,

  8. Karen Bell says:

    What a lot of fun for all! Looks very messy though too. Fantastic!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. kim says:

      Yes lots of wipes were needed for the clean up!
      A great afternoon had by all.

  9. That looks like brilliant fun! I especially like the gooey, sticky faces! #CountryKids

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, it was a very messy afternoon but lots of fun!

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