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Halloween learning activities

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids of all ages!  Since kids are already excited about the day I might as well use their enthusiasm to try and engage them in learning activities with a Halloween theme.  No sense in fighting it!   

My Halloween literacy and math unit covers many different topics including one to one number correspondence, measurement activities, and more.  I've included pictures of some of the activities included in the unit.


In this activity, we put the correct number of pumpkin seeds onto the numbered pumpkins.

Counting activity for preschool count pumpkin seeds


We used tweezers to pull out monster hair and then used tallies to complete a graph.

Halloween fine motor activity pick up monster hair with tweezers Halloween math and fine motor activity graph monster hair


We used stamps to fill in this number chart.

Halloween math activity for preschool counting with stamps

We measured different Halloween characters like this ghost using pumpkin seeds.  We then counted and recorded the number of seeds on our worksheet.

Halloween math activity for kindergarten measuring with pumpkin seeds


We practiced making words in our small group center work by moving the pumpkins around to make different words.

Halloween literacy activity for kindergarten making words with pumpkins
As always we read a ton of books during our Halloween theme.  One of our favorites is the 5 little pumpkins book.  The kids love to sing the song.  I made this interactive board that we use when we sing the song.  It pictures a fence and 5 pumpkins that have velcro on the back.  When we sing the song as a large group, I have my helper remove 1 pumpkin at a time.  During small group time I give each student a page and they move the pumpkins on and off as we re-tell the story. 

Halloween hands on learning with interactive story re-telling with velcro pumpkins

More Halloween ideas can be found by clicking on the pictures below:

Halloween fine motor activity picking up erasers with tweezers
 
Halloween art activity for kids mixing colors to make Jack O'lanterns

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