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
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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