As far as our kids are concerned, Halloween is second only to Christmas! We hope you have FUN this October with the activities below! Pumpkin Roll and Circle Math -Pumpkin Roll and Circle Materials needed: 1 Pumpkin Roll and Circle (file linked above) per student, 2 dice per student, and crayons or pencils. Print the workmat for each of your children. Have the children roll 2 dice, count the … [Read more...] about Halloween Math Roll and Circle and Grocery Sack Tales for Preschool
Halloween Theme for Kids
Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch - Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch "Vine" Designs Materials needed: One Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Vine work page from the file above, orange and green tempera paint, paint brushes or q-tips, paint trays, and paint smocks or old t-shirts. Print the vine design file for each of the children. Have the children thumb print orange painted pumpkins on top of or below the vine … [Read more...] about Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch, Hand Print Pumpkins, and Witches Hats
5 Little Pumpkins is an all-time favorite book for children at Halloween. It is loved and easily remembered by young children. When the book is read along with the fingerplay and props, the children easily grasp the words, rhyme, and rhythm of this early literacy activity. Retelling the 5 Little Pumpkins - 5 Pumpkins on a gate Materials needed: 5 Pumpkins on a gate.pdf (linked above), … [Read more...] about Jack-o-Lanterns and 5 Little Pumpkins
Sensory Mosaic Pumpkins - Pumpkin Template Materials Needed: One Pumpkin Template per child, a variety of textured materials for the children to explore and decorate their pumpkins with (cereal, beans, candy corn, Indian corn, seeds, cotton balls, wall paper scraps, fabric scraps, old magazine pictures, etc.), liquid glue, paint brushes, art smocks/t-shirts, scissors. Set out a variety of … [Read more...] about Halloween and Fall Traditions, Pumpkin Mosaic Craft, and a Recipe for Kids!
Halloween Math Ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten Materials needed: Miniature Halloween erasers and an ice cube tray (it doesn't have to be a Halloween one, but it makes the games more "festive.") Local craft and dollar stores usually carry similar items. Number the bottom of the ice cube tray with the numbers 1-10. The erasers are very small and can be transferred from the … [Read more...] about Halloween Counting, Sensory Sorting, and Flavored Pumpkin Seeds!
What's with all the costumes? Discuss with your children: On Halloween they will see people in costumes. The costumes are simply PEOPLE dressed-up to pretend to be something else (much like when our own children play dress-up). Make a dress-up area where children can practice trying on different clothes/costumes. Pretend play is a wonderful way to get young children used to the idea of … [Read more...] about Halloween Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!