Halloween 2018


Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

We love Halloween in Giraffe! The children and staff alike love decorating the centres and dressing up and really getting into the spirit of the spooky season!

Each centre held a Halloween party and the children were delighted to dress up and see their carers dress up! For some of the younger children,  it was their first time wearing a costume! Everyone really enjoyed the fun and festivities 🙂

Many of our centres participated in Trick or Treat for Temple Street, combining their fancy dress party with a Fundraiser to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Hospital at Temple Street. Thank you all the parents and families who generously donated to this worthy cause. The staff in Park West baked cakes for a sale in aid of Temple Street also!

 

Spooky Staff Members

The children loved seeing their carers all dressed up for the Halloween parties also!

Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition

We held our annual friendly pumpkin carving competition between the centres for the most creative pumpkin carving! 15 Centres took part in the competition and their creations went to a public vote on our Facebook page.  The children helped to come up with the designs, tracing faces, painting the skin and scooping out the insides.

Congratulations!

1st prize went to  Giraffe Celbridge, with this fabulous spooky display.

Celbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd prize went to our Baby Shark themed Cherrywood entry!

Cherrywood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd prize went to Giraffe Leopardstown who prided themselves on the pumpkins being entirely created by the children themselves.

Leopardstown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big well done to all the centres for taking part and working so hard to come up with such amazing designs.

Halloween Arts and Crafts

Halloween provided lots of opportunity for sensory play and art activities in the centres also.

 

 

Read our instructions for carving pumpkins and our delicious recipe for pumpkin muffins.


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