Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Witch's Brew

This was one of my favorite things to do on Halloween with my first grade class. Now that I have retired from teaching, I get to make this brew for my grandchildren's classes and for story time at the Public Library. You can add anything to the brew that you want. I put each thing in a brown paper lunch bag and label it "bat bones", "smashed bugs", etc. Have the children read each bag before you dump it into a large kettle. Stir after each addition. It is more fun if you do not let them see any of the ingredients until it is all mixed up. Then I bag it in snack-sized bags for them to take home. The following are some of my favorite ingredients:
braised beetles--milk duds
dragon wings--crisp snacks (triangle shaped)
pigeon poop--yogurt raisins
shredded lizard gizzards--shredded coconut
cat claws--shelled sunflower seeds
bat bones--pretzel sticks
ghost noses--mini marshmallows
colored flies--M & M's
smashed bugs--raisins
owl eyes--peanuts
pumpkin eyes--candy corn
blood drops--red hots
spider legs--black string licorice cut in 2" lengths
cobwebs--waffle pretzels
skeleton kidneys--jelly beans
witch fingernails--hot tamales
witch warts--chocolate chips
unicorn horns--bugles
bat brains--Nestle Buncha Crunch candy
witch fingers--cheetos


Coleen's Recipes said...

OMGoodness, how clever...this is fantastic! I know a LOT of people I'm going to suggest this to.

Sonya said...

That is so neat!! What a terrific idea..one I hope to use aswell:) Thank You!

Joyce said...

My daughter teaches and I have copied your recipe for her to use in her classroom this Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

Ingrid said...

Now that sounds like a fun recipe for school. Unfortunately my guys are too "old" for it but am passing it along to my neighbor that has a 2nd grader.

Thanks for sharing & Coleen sent me over!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Cute idea ~ I love snack mixes!

Jen said...

Dang, I wish we'd stayed for story time yesterday now!

Marge said...

This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing & thanks to Colleen for suggesting we check out your blog. :)

Kim said...

I'm so glad that Coleen pointed out your blog. What a cute Halloween mix. I'm looking forward to following you along :D

Coleen's Recipes said...

There is an award for you on my blog page today.

Kristie said...

Hopie sent me to your blog page to check out this fun idea...I am going to do it with my kindergarten kids at the end of next week...such a great idea...I wish that my kids could have had you for a teacher! ;)

Janis said...

I want to do this at my son's kindergarten party...do you have the story posted somewhere? I'd love to do this! I've been googling for this...

Cheese with Noodles said...

This is too cute! Definitely bookmarking it in case I end up teaching a young grade (going to be a teacher) :)