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Halloween is just a few short days away! The kids are so excited about their costumes and can’t wait to trick or treat. For this weeks Literacy Snack idea we’re reading Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow.
Five little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu. “Don’t lose the rascals!” Mama tells her. But soon those mischievous monkeys meet their friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!” Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those rascals get tricked by their own monkey business?
When the monkeys get home from trick or treating, Mama invites them in to have a treat, eyeballs and worm juice! A trick treat so that’s what our snack is this week.
These resources from Primary Playground work well with this article.
donut holes – I did 3 per student
bag os white chocolate chips
bag of chocolate chips
food coloring of your choice for eye color
gummy worms – I did 3 per student
I made the eyeballs at home and brought them in as a special snack for the kids. You’re more than welcome to have the kids help make them but it was just more than I wanted to handle. To make the eyeballs, first you’ll melt the white chocolate chips in a glass bowl. I did a half a bag at a time, starting with 30 seconds. Stir, then keep adding 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted. Next, you’ll dip each one of the donut holes into the melted white chocolate.
Let the chocolate dry. I put mine in the refrigerator to help speed up the process. White they are drying, add your food coloring of your choice for your eyes in the left over white chocolate. You may need to melt some more at this point.
After the eyeballs are dry, using a small spoon, put a bit of the colored chocolate on top of the white as the iris. Place a chocolate chip in the middle of the iris when it’s still wet.
For the worm juice, I brought in remade bottles of lemonade. Each student got some in their cup along with 3 gummy worms. They could either put them in the lemonade to made the worm juice or just have them apart.
While they students are enjoying their snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They’ll draw in what they’ll dress up as for Halloween.
Click the green box below to download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
Enjoy your eyeballs and worm juice!
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