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!

  • Disneyland meetup: 11/7 - Illusions

  • Field trips – Note: some trips have limited space – register now!!

  • 10/31 Calico Ghost Town

  • 11/14 Solar Tour and Demo

  • 11/28 Prosthetics Tour

  • 12/17 Celebration: Christmas with the Scrooge


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:

  • 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:

  • Do some Trick or Treat math:






  • Play a ghost word game: