Ghosts Activities and Fireworks


October 29 – November 2

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Ghostly Treats

2. Key Points – Ghosts in books and movies

3. Collaborative – Ghosts in the Mansion

4. Writing – Copying Letters

5. Math/Logic – Math Tricks and Treats

6. Genius Principle – Breaking Chains

7. Big Activity – Ghostly Experiments

8. Movement - Ghosts in the Graveyard

Minecraft Activities

  1. History and background of ghosts

  2. Charting those that believe in ghosts

  3. Experiencing illusions

  4. Build challenge: Build a Ghost

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana – none this week – join us next week! https://www.facebook.com/events/317560022131506/

  • Disneyland meetup: 11/7 - Illusions https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme

  • Field trips – Note: some trips have limited space – register now!! https://www.celebrationeducation.com/field-trips

  • 10/31 Calico Ghost Town

  • 11/14 Solar Tour and Demo

  • 11/28 Prosthetics Tour

  • 12/17 Celebration: Christmas with the Scrooge https://www.celebrationeducation.com/celebrations

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Make a haunted mansion of your own, using optical illusions, surprises, and other tricks.

  • Color the story of A Christmas Carol: http://www.angelfire.com/mo/therep/Coloring/Book.html

  • Describe the differences between scared and brave. Write about it.

  • Make a list of five superstitions. Where do these superstitions come from? Do you believe in any of these superstitions?

  • Write a spooky story.

  • Make a haiku about a haunted house.

  • What is scary? Categorize different haunted house experiences with a rating system. For example, what would be OK for a 13-year-olds, but not a 5-year-old? Write down the categories with explanations and examples.

  • Give a critique of the special effects in the Haunted Mansion. Are they realistic? Can you figure out how they are done? Can you make better special effects?

  • Is it good or bad for young children to go to haunted houses or horror movies? Write why you believe that way.

  • Make your own Pepper's ghost illusion.

  • Are ghosts real? What is a ghost anyway? Ask people you know what their opinions about ghosts are. Formulate your own opinion. Write about it.

  • Make some dry ice root beer: https://hiresbigh.com/homemade-rootbeer-recipe

  • Do some Trick or Treat math:

  • http://www.missmathdork.com/2013/11/math-is-real-life-november-2013-edition/

  • https://mathstory.com/mathlessons/trickortreatchallenge/trickortreatchallenge.aspx

  • https://www.yummymath.com/2017/how-long-will-it-take-you-to-trick-or-treat/

  • http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/trickortreat.pdf

  • https://nrich.maths.org/1074

  • Play a ghost word game: http://coolmathstuff123.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-mathematics-of-ghost.html