The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is one of our all-time favorite Halloween books. It is not only a wonderfully illustrated story (reminds the reader of countryside cottages and fairy tales), but the story line has a real plot that compels young children to participate! Even if you are not a fan of Halloween, the book is age appropriate and does not have the … [Read more...] about The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Sequencing Cards & Activity Suggestions
Halloween Theme for Kids
As a child, the time from the beginning of school until Halloween seems to take...forever! As an adult, the time from the start of school until Halloween seems to pass like a "blink of the eye!" In preparation for Halloween, we've created Wikki Stix stick puppet ghosts for our kids to use with a song and storytelling trays. The 5 Little Ghosts chant/song below is a fun song variation to do … [Read more...] about 5 Little Ghosts – Non-Scary Singing, Storytelling, & Math for Kids!
Roll a Jack-o-Lantern is a simple game that the children can play for party time or anytime during the month of October. Materials needed: Orange Foam Blocks - one per child ( blank dice or homemade paper dice can be substituted), black markers (for labeling the dice), dry erase boards - one per child (white plastic disposable plates can be substituted), and orange/black/green dry erase … [Read more...] about Roll a Jack-o-Lantern Game for Preschool and Kindergarten
Our kids love Eric Carle! The copies we own of The Very Hungry Caterpillar are well worn by tiny fingers. The Very Hungry Ghost is a fun booklet to make for Halloween at home or in the classroom! Disclosure: The following post and others within this blog contain affiliate links. For full disclaimers see out ABOUT section at the top of this page. THE VERY HUNGRY GHOST - The Very Hungry … [Read more...] about “The Very Hungry Ghost” Literacy for Preschool and Kindergarten
Halloween Tasting Activity - Halloween Science Recording Sheet Materials needed: Apple juice or cider, milk, or another liquid that flavoring can be added to, different flavors for the children to try (we chose cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, and cranberry flavorings for our experiment (*please note any allergies among your students before making "flavoring" decisions and/or doing this … [Read more...] about Fall and Thanksgiving Science Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
Fall and Halloween present many opportunities for using crafts at home or in the classroom! Here are a few we've made in the past few weeks! FALL TREES Materials: Assorted Colors of Construction Paper, an outline of a tree (or print one here - Fall Tree Outline), hole punch, and glue sticks. Prior to the tree craft, we set out trays for the children to make the hole-punched "leaves." … [Read more...] about Fall Crafts: Frankenstein, Trees, and a Jack-O-Lantern!