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Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Trick or treat! This Halloween Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 14 worksheets and 8 learning center activities that practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Number formation
– Patterning
– Measurement (nonstandard)
– Quantity comparison
– Shape recognition
– Association
– Classification
– Attribute variance
– ABC Order
– Letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Visual memory
– Phonological awareness
– Fine Motor
– Following directions
– Social emotional

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

AUTUMN MIX PATTERN CARDS (COLOR 6)

Autumn Mix Pattern Cards

Provide young learners with a small amount of Brach’s Candy Autumn Mix. Work with children to identify and extend the patterns.

Autumn Mix Pattern Cards

MONSTER NUMBER QUANTITY TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Provide students with googly eyes. Learners will give the monsters their eyes by placing a numbered group of items on its corresponding task card. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

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HALLOWEEN ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Halloween Roll & Cover

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!

HALLOWEEN COUNT THE ROOM (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Halloween Count the Room

These cards are to be used in conjunction with the Halloween – Count the Room worksheets. Print these out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use) and cut. Place the 10 cards (tape, clip, prop, etc.) around the room. Working with a small group, give each child one of the 3 worksheets and a writing utensil (clipboards are optional). As students discover each card, they will count its items and record the number on their worksheets.

CANDY CORN MEMORY GAME (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Candy Corn Memory Game

Place the cards in rows, face down. Prompt students to turn over any two cards. If they match, they keep the pair and go again. If the pictures don’t match, they are turned over and it is the next player’s turn. Encourage children to “take a picture with your brain” to help them recall what is on each card and where it is. The game is over when all the cards have been matched.

SPOOKY SYLLABLES TASK CARDS(COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Supply learns with mini erasers, link cubes (to form towers) or some other small manipulative to use as counters. Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. Once they have determined how many syllables are in the word, prompt them to place the correct number of manipulatives in the adjacent space.

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HALLOWEEN BEGIININGG SOUNDS A-Z CLIP STRIPS(COLOR 26/A-Z/B&W 26 A-Z)

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will say the picture name and clip or mark it’s beginning letter.

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BOO! THE FRIGHTFULLY FUN ALPHABET CARD GAME(COLOR 53/B&W 53)

Boo! The Frightfully Fun Alphabet Card Game

An engaging spin-off of the classic game Old Maid. Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use) and cut into cards. In a small group, shuffle and deal all of the cards. Players will sort through their cards, placing any letter matches face-up on the table.

Starting with the dealer, each child will takes a turn fanning out their hands so that the player to their left can draw one card. Some children may struggle to fan their cards, and that’s okay. Just make sure to emphasize that the children should try to not let the other players see their cards. As your students make letter pairs in their hands, prompt them to discard them immediately onto the table. Depending on how you’d like the game to play out, the player left holding the unmatched card, the BOO! ghost, either loses or wins.

WORKSHEETS (12)

Halloween Math and Literacy Worksheets

With these 14 worksheets children will measure monsters, compare sets of Halloween items, color by numbers, trace shapes, identify some spooky sounds, and so much more!

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Popcorn Fall Tree Craft

fall popcorn trees

Everybody loves the beauty of fall leaves. Happily, there are many wonderful books written on this subject for preschoolers. One of my favorites is Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson. The story tells of Mouse and his sister Minka’s journey outside on a cool fall day. They discover leaves of all colors and all shapes and sizes. Mouse learns about all the different experiences the fall season can bring.

fall popcorn trees

After listening to the book, my class is always excited to make their own fall trees. Each child is provided with a tree trunk that has been glued onto a piece of paper and a variety of colored popcorn. The popcorn is colored beforehand with powder tempera paint. The easiest method is to put the paint in a baggie, add the popcorn, and then shake it up until it’s coated. I only had orange, red, and yellow, but purple, green, and brown also make beautiful trees. I then prompt the children to glue their “leaves” onto the tree. This activity encourages creative expression, provides color recognition practice, and strengthens fine motor skills.

fall popcorn trees

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
– Popcorn
Ziploc Storage Bags Gallon, 75 Count
– Powder tempera paint ( I only had orange, red and yellow, but purple, green, and brown also make beautiful trees).
– Glue
– Scissors
– Our free tree template

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Room on the Broom Craft

Room on the Broom Broomstick Craft

Let’s make some truly magnificent broomsticks! This extension activity for the delightful book Room on the Broom is all kinds of fun. Paired with the story, this craft helps children to practice rhyming (phonemic awareness), rhythm and repetition, pro-social behavior, creative expression, and fine motor skills.

Room on the Broom Broomstick Craft

This exciting book is written by Julia Donaldson, and is brought to life by the colorful and extremely beautiful illustrations of Axel Scheffler. This is the same bestselling, award-winning team who created The Gruffalo.

Room on the Broom tells the story of a friendly witch and a remarkable journey on her broomstick. From the start, the weather conditions are against her; the witch loses her belongings (hat, bow, and wand). She meets a cast of helpful characters along the way and offers them all a ride on her broomstick. Together they are able to overcome adversity. The friends not only find the witch’s missing possessions, they also escape a hungry dragon!

Room on the Broom Broomstick Craft

MATERIALS USED:

– Paper towel rolls
Brown tempera paint
– Paper bags
– Twine
– Scissors
– Glue
Star stickers
– Glitter
Small acrylic craft jewels

Have children paint their paper towel rolls and sprinkle them with glitter while they’re still wet. Once the rolls are dry, little ones can decorate their broomsticks with stickers and jewels, and any other items provided. Give each child a strip of paper bag and have them fringe cut the edges. They can glue their fringe on their sticks and you can help them wrap and tie the twine around it. A crumpled ball of paper can then be glued into the front of the broom, and voila! Behold some truly magnificent brooms!

Room on the Broom Broomstick Craft

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