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Spooky Pumpkin Collages

spooky pumpkin collages

Collages are an open-ended activity where children can be creative with just about anything. These Halloween pumpkin collages are made from materials other than paper. I provided small scraps of fabric, felt, ribbon, and other goodies. Use your imagination and look through your art supplies for a variety of things that can be glued.

It is best when children are able to use the items they select to decorate their pumpkins as they see fit. Some young learners will cover their entire pieces; other will not. Some may use only one color, while others may enjoy using and mixing all of the elements.

spooky pumpkin collages

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
– Glue
– Scissors
– Our free printable pumpkin template
Fabric scraps
– Feathers
– Pom poms
Buttons
Foam stickers
– Acrylic craft jewels
Faux fall leaves
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Crinkle cut paper

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Free Apple Tracing Sheets

Free Apple Tracing Sheets

These worms are hungry and need help getting to their apples. These free apple tracing sheets make fine motor practice fun!

This packet includes 5 skills sheets:

– Straight lines worksheet (1)
– Big hills worksheet (1)
– Small hills worksheet (1)
– Zigzag lines worksheet (1)
– Combination of lines worksheet (1)

Encourage children to take their time while tracing and to keep their crayon or pencil on the “ants”. Pre-k children should be working on their pencil grips (tripod grasps) during this activity. Happy tracing!

download GET THIS FREE APPLE TRACING SKILLS PACKET HERE.

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Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Hooray for fall fun! This Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 11 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 5 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

-Counting
-One-to-one correspondence
-Number recognition
-Number quantity
-Number order
-Set recognition
-Size skills
-Measurement (non-standard)
-Upper and lowercase letter recognition
-Beginning sounds
-Visual discrimination
-Phonological awareness
-Following directions

COUNTING APPLES BOOK (1-10)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Children will cut out the pages of this book and have teachers/adults staple them together. Students can count and write the number of apples on each tree, and then color the pictures. Be sure to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. Some children may need help with cutting and may need you to write the numbers for them. Others may want to count and write their numbers before putting their own pages in numerical order.

MEASURING CARDS ( COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

We used Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative will do. Students will work to see how many cubes long the items are. Be sure to discuss which are shorter and which were longer, and which items were the same length. Such a wonderful form of non-standard measurement!


BINGO MATS (COLOR 4) AND BINGO DRAW CARDS (COLOR 25)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Provide a small manipulative for children to use as bingo markers. Five in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) equals BINGO!

ALPHABET CLIP CARDS (COLOR 26/A-Z B&W 26/A-Z)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Supply your little learners with clothespins and encourage them to clip each letter’s lowercase partner.

NUMBER SEQUENCING CARDS/STICKS (COLOR 1-20/ B&W 1-20)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Prompt children to place the cards in numerical order. You may also wish to present different groups of cards (e.g., 4,5,_,7,8) and have your preschoolers determine which number is missing. The cards are also a fun way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.).

Hot gluing the cards onto jumbo craft sticks makes this activity extra fun for little hands.

SCARECROW LETTER SPIN & COVER (COLOR 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS/B&W 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Provide vase gems, mini erasers, pom poms, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white sheets. Young learners will spin, identify the letter, and cover it on their sheet. Continue until the sheet is completely covered. When using this activity in small group, children will take turns spinning. First player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

WORKSHEETS (11)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

With these eye-catching worksheets, young learners will color a scarecrow by numbers, sequence numbered pumpkins, sort apples by size, work to recognize numbers 1-10, and determine the beginning sounds of some fun fall items. Plus, so much more!

downloadGET THIS FALL/AUTUMN MATH AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES PACK HERE.

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