Halloween in Spain is now part of the school curriculum in Mijas. Last year I wrote a post, Halloween 2010 , complaining how I’d suffered for five hours, having volunteered to help out for a Halloween activity at our son’s school. I’d made over 150 ghost balloons and had the blisters to prove it!

Last week, I found myself, once again, sat in front of the teacher in charge of this year’s Halloween activity class, proposing all kinds of adventurous activities.

Determined not to get too involved this year, I heard myself suggesting that I write a story that would encourage the children to interact, aided by the flashcards that I could also prepare etc etc etc …

Thankfully one of the mums slapped me back to reality (not literally!), when she pointed out that if I was only going to be present for half of the time this year then I would have to leave detailed explanations and instructions for the parent who would take over from me … thank you Amanda, I love you for that reality check!

Having recently read Real Family Halloween Fun by Maggie da Silva, I am bursting with fun, family Halloween ideas. However,this year, I have decided to share them with my own family. Something I often neglect to do.

Among the many great Halloween ideas in the book, we are particularly looking forward to making Hamburger Mummies, Crunchy Witches Fingers and Pumpkin Cookies.

So, next Friday, I will be reading the children “Room on the Broom”, a great book that our children love. I have no preparation work to do and I am sure the Spanish children will love it all the same.

At 11.30am I hope to be tidying up the weeks work in the office before heading down to Vejer de la Frontera to visit the lovely Annie from Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen with my great friend Lynsey Drake from La Rosilla. And that, my friends, will be another story …

NOTE: Have a look at the pictures of our Mummy Burgers & Witches Fingers  HERE

Happy Halloween : )

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