Fall Scarecrow Decoration

Materials:

  • Foam Stickers – Halloween Shapes
  • Foam Stickers – Alphabet
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – Orange
  • Wood Picket Fence
  • Wood Dowel
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – Green
  • Buttons of Choice
  • Crayola® Markers
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint – Autumn Brown
  • Craft Smart® Paint Brush
  • Disposable Plate for Paint Palette
  • Container of Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Recycled Newspaper (to protect work surface)
  • Foam Stickers – Leaves
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – Tan
Instructions:
  1. Paint the fence with brown and let dry.
  2. ADULT:  Cut the dowel rod into 3 pieces: 1 longer piece for the scarecrow, and 2 shorter pieces for the corn.
  3. Use the brown marker to draw a pumpkin face on one of the pumpkins. Cut narrow strips of orange foam for the scarecrow’s straw arms and legs. Glue a dowel rod and straw legs and arms sandwiched in between 2 leaves, as shown, leaving a little bit of dowel sticking up at the top to attach the pumpkin head. Sandwich the dowel at top between the pumpkin face and another pumpkin.
  4. Adhere the corn to the 2 remaining dowel pieces. Remove the flower head from one of the sunflower stickers and adhere to another sunflower sticker. Glue a button to the flower head.
  5. Cut a 6-inch x 2-inch block of green foam. Cut a piece of tan foam to fit around the block; cut along one edge to give the appearance of grass. Glue the tan grass around the foam block. Insert all of the pieces into the foam block. Embellish with stickers and letters. Outline and detail some of the stickers if desired.

Halloween Tips For Little Ones Safety

!!!!!HAPPY SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!! 

Planning For Trick-or-Treating

1 Choose costumes for your child that fit properly. Kids can easily trip and injure themselves if the costume drags on the ground.

2 Make sure all costumes are made of fire-retardant material.

3 Apply makeup instead of having the child wear a mask. If she insists on wearing a mask, make sure there are sufficient air holes around the nose/mouth and large openings for the eyes.

4 Look for  a costume with reflective pieces on them, especially on the back. You can also apply reflective tape to the costume yourself.

5 Arm your child with a flashlight and cell phone, so she can easily be spotted and reached.

6 Plan ahead and discuss with your child which routes you will take and where to meet if you get separated.

While You Are Trick-or-Treating

1 Make sure children, generally under 12 years old, are accompanied by an adult at all times.

2 Remind kids of importance of walking instead of running. Don’t allow kids to cut through yards or alleyways.

3 Teach children to only go to houses with a porch light shining and to never enter a stranger’s house under any circumstance.

4 Make certain kids know to walk on the left side of the road, facing oncoming traffic when sidewalks are not available.

5 Check all candy for possible tampering when you return home. Check for open wrappers and seals broken and discard these!

!!!!!HAPPY SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Child Safety On The Way To School

On any given day students board school buses to travel to schools. Statistically, school buses are the safest way for students to travel to school — even safer than riding in the family car.
Many students walk to school or to bus stops.
In either case, parents can help to make the trip to school as safe and easy as possible for their children just by discussing a few basic rules:

Walking or riding a bike to school or to a school bus stop:

– Parents should show their children the safe walk path to use and encourage them to fol
low that path.
– Obey all traffic signals, signs, and/or crossing guards. Use crosswalks where available. H Walk bikes through intersec­tions
ffl Walk with a buddy, if pos­sible, and be aware of the sur­roundings.
– Never talk to or respond to strangers. If a stranger ap­proaches or tries to get a child to come to him/her, the child should run home, to a neigh­bor’s house, or another safe place such as a business, and ask an adult for help.
–  Reflective material makes walkers and bicyclists more vis­ible to street traffic. B Always wear a helmet when riding a bike (grownups too).

At the bus stop:

– Know your school bus number.
– Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Running to catch the bus is dangerous and can lead to injuries.
– While waiting for the bus, stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
– Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is OK to board before getting onto the bus.
– Students crossing the street in front of the bus should walk on the sidewalk or along the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus before crossing. (Better yet, cross at an intersection and use the cross­walk if one is available.) Be sure that the bus driver can see you and that you can see the driver when crossing the street, and watch for traffic com­ing both ways.
– When you are dropped off at school or at the bus stop, walk 10 giant steps away from the bus. If you need to cross the street, wait until the driver tells you its okay and cross in front of the bus. NEVER walk behind a bus.
– Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.
– If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PICK IT UP because the driver may not be able to see you.
– School buses are loaded or unloaded at established school bus stops only, unless an emergency dictates otherwise.