Halloween Randomness

We have been busy getting in as many fun Halloween learning activities as possible. Here's a little bit of what we've been doing. Warning: lots of pictures ahead!
We learned the poem 5 Little Pumpkins and made this little craft to go along with it

We read some non-fiction stories about bats and listed some things we learned

We made these bats that have a clothespin between the body and wings so that we can pretend they are flying

We played a number line game in which the kids line their numbers up and take turns having their partners close their eyes while they take away a number. The partner has to guess which number is missing (you can get the cards here for free!)

We practiced sequencing with There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

Then, the kids did their own sequencing page

We also sequenced one of my favorite stories...The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The kids did their own sequencing again...you can find these activities here

We're working on the number 10...we practiced adding 1 more to our ten frame until we had 10

We practiced counting on from a given set to make 10 bats...Deeanna made this for us and will probably post to her blog about it.

This is a hard skill and I was ecstatic with how well my kids did with it!

This was another activity Deeanna made for us...we read the story 10 Trick or Treaters then acted it out while practicing taking 1 away

The kids loved being the creature/animal that scared a trick or treater away!
Today, we also read Green Witch, Green Witch, which is written like Brown Bear, Brown Bear with Halloween characters. I have no idea where this story originally came from as it was handed down to me by a veteran teacher my first year a long time ago! I redid it this year with some new clipart. You can click the picture if you would like a copy to use tomorrow (sorry it's so late!). I would love to hear if you use it! {Graphics are Scrappin Doodles and the cute cover font is from Erin at Creating and Teaching}

Tomorrow we'll be having our Halloween party, so I'm sure it will be an eventful day! Then, we'll be moving right into Thanksgiving. I'm trying to get in as much as I can before I have to be out on maternity leave and since Ellie Grace is due in a week, we are going to be busy in Mrs. Plant's Class


  1. I love your Halloween ideas! This is my first year teaching Kindergarten after having taught gr 1 for nine yrs. I love the new grade and I wish I had found your site sooner so I could have tried your activities!

  2. I hope you're feeling ok. I know those last few weeks are tough-- especially when you're teaching and on your feet all day. Hang in there. Ellie Grace will be here SOON!

  3. Found your site just in time for Halloween! Thanks for the great ideas!


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