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Mummy Finger Trick (Middle Level Fun!)

Welcome to the Tricks and Activities for Halloween by the Frenzied SLPs.  I have updated an oldie but a goodie to share for this fun linky.  

Warning this trick is not for the faint of heart, but perfect for those middle- school students who LOVE a good joke.  
I fondly remember tricking my friends with the mummy finger trick as a kid.  My sister preferred the more gory bloody finger.  With Halloween quickly approaching, what better way to target the skills of sequencing, following directions, and expressive language while carrying out a fun prank and helping build students' confidence.  

What you need:  
                A Small Jewelry Gift Box
                Gauze or Cotton
                Ketchup or Baby Powder

Step one- Cut a hole in the bottom of the box.  The hole must be big enough to stick your middle finger through.
Step two- Place your finger in the hole and put cotton or gauze around  
                  your finger.

Step three- For Mummy: Dampen the finger and cover with baby powder.                   

Step four- Close the box and get ready to fool your friends.

Fooling your friends:  

1.  Hold the closed box with your finger in place.
2.  Tell your friends that you found something you want to show them.  
3.  Have friend open the box.
4.  Ask the friend if they want to touch it.  
5.  When they touch your finger quickly pop up your finger and give out a little scream.  

Your friends will surely react with a louder scream!!!

                              Use ketchup for the severed finger prank!
I've always liked treats better than tricks but this trick brings back great memories.   The best part is passing on these tricks to my middle-school students who will surly have a blast tricking their peers (and teachers).

My goal with teaching is to mix it up and bring the fun into learning.  You may also like my epitaph humor, witch logic, and haunted house of language activities found just a click away.  Happy Halloween! 
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  1. Bwahahaha....I'm definitely doing this for my middle school/high school kids on Wednesday!

  2. I'm so glad you like it! It's really a lot of fun.

  3. Another reason why I wouldn't be good at middle school kids, tricks make me uncomfortable, but I will surely be teaching this one to my kids at home! What a great way to carry speech outside of the speech room with a little prank!!

  4. I love this!! What a great way to laugh and work on sequencing/ language at the same time! I think that I'm going to have my clients help me make it with them to surprise people at home.

  5. No way- this is beyond fun and awesome!! You're the best! Love it

  6. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I am so doing this. What a blast! Thank you!

  7. Totally gross! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. My middle school boys (and my boy at home) will go wild for this trick! They are going to think I'm either really cool or really crazy after this! I will keep you posted! Thanks for the fun idea!

  9. Oh my gosh! This is so cool! Your kids must love you so much!

  10. Great prank for my middle schoolers! Thanks for sharing!

  11. So cool! I love that you are carrying on traditions with your students!
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  12. HAHAHA YOU ARE CRAZY and I love that about you.

  13. EWWWW! I bet your kids loved it! :D