How to Keep Halloween Excitement in Check: 2 Tips From a Teacher! by Heather Bragg

How to Keep Halloween Excitement in Check: 2 Tips From a Teacher!

When I taught first grade, I’d see kids bouncing with excitement as Halloween approached. Enthusiasm is one of the magical aspects of childhood; however, our kids benefit from guidance as to when – and how – to contain their excitement and stay out of the principal’s office! Here's how to help kids balance their elation with self-control:

  • Dedicate 10 minutes to talk about Halloween, then move on to another topic.
  • Guide them to “gather” their thoughts about Halloween in their hands, bundle them up and set this imaginary package on a shelf on their brains.

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