Halloween is just around the corner! (Just in case you haven’t noticed from all my posts)
Monte and I have been doing lots of various activities that are fall and Halloween oriented like visiting orchards, pumpkin patches, making yummy “fallish” meals, sensory bins, and more!
To get Monte more into the spirit, I decided to make him some healthy Halloween snacks.
Both of these items I found on Pinterest!
The original recipe for the Frozen Yogurt Banana Ghosts can be found here.
What you will need is …
- Large Bananas
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Popsicle Sticks
- Wax Paper
Cut the bananas in half and freeze for about 30-45 minutes. Insert the popsicle sticks, then spoon the yogurt all over the bananas. The original recipe says to “dip into the yogurt” but my bananas began falling apart and falling off the stick so I just spooned the yogurt on top. Add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes, then freeze until you are ready to serve!
I also found this Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail recipe! Of course, the link was broken but you can tell what needed to be done by the picture.
What you will need is …
- Pineapple chunks (you can used can in natural juice or fresh chopped pineapple)
- Mandarin orange segments (you can used can in natural juice or peel & separate small cutie segments)
- Whipped topping
- Candy Corn (optional)
You can use whatever container that works best for you. I’ve seen some in mason jars, but I chose to use small, clear cups (easier for Monte to get his fingers in there). Divide the pineapple chunks evenly on the bottom of your container. Then place the mandarin orange segments evenly among the containers, on top of the pineapple. Place a dollop of whipped cream on top and a piece of candy corn!
I absolutely love activity boxes for Mr. Monte! It’s so simple to create a theme and place a bunch of different items into the box, so he can take it to my mom’s house. It keeps him busy and I think he enjoys all the goodies he finds 🙂 The other great thing, there is no right or wrong way to create these. You can use whatever items you have lying around. Another great place to look is the Dollar Store and dollar bins at Target!
This box includes:
- Rubber toy skeleton
- Assorted bugs such as spiders, butterflies, etc.
- Small orange pumpkin
- Several short Halloween books
- A couple Halloween sticker books
- Foam sheets (to put stickers on)
- Halloween magic paint book
Everything was purchased from Michael’s or I already had it lying around the house!
What items would you add to your Halloween Activity Box?