Share/Bookmark Literature Dem Bones by Bob Barner Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nicola-Lisa Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler The Skeleton Inside You by Phillip Balestino Funny Bones by Janet and Allen Ahlberg Poems/Songs Bones (to the tune of “Home on the Range”) Oh, give me some bones That are sturdy as stones, That connect […]
Share/BookmarkActivities Bat puppets are folded and cut in bat shape. White reinforcements are used for eyes and a mouth with fangs is drawn on. To make it into a puppet, staple a scrap strip of paper to the back on each side of the fold. Don’t staple this piece flat; leave a bit of play […]
Share/Bookmark Decide on a schedule for center time–how long before the children rotate to the next center. When the centers are finished, gather all the children together for a Halloween sing-along. Some center choices are: PUMPKIN BOWLING: Use 2 “pie” pumpkins (the small ones – about 4-6″ across), break off the stem, and use them […]
Share/Bookmark Literacy Halloween Erase-A-Rhyme Draw pictures on the chalkboard. Allow children to complete the rhyming word and then erase that picture part. These rhymes came from barb on Teachers.net. Jack-O-Lantern Erase-A-Rhyme If you want a big surprise, then you must erase his (eyes). If he has a light that glows, then you can erase his (nose). […]
Share/BookmarkLiterature The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Miss Spider’s Tea Party The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Graham The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott Spider, Spider by Kate […]
Share/Bookmark Art Pumpkin Windsock You will need 2 orange paper plates for each windsock. Draw a jack-o-lantern face on each plate. Glue about four yellow and black crepe paper strips to the back of one plate. Then glue the plates together back to back. Punch a hole and put a string in the top to […]
Share/Bookmark Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing – Make a pumpkin sequencing story with pieces stored in a paper plate pumpkin. Pumpkin Report Complete a pumpkin report. Draw a picture of the pumpkin above this sentence: “This is our pumpkin.” Under the sentence, “Our pumpkin is:” have a picture of three pumpkins (little, medium, big) and circle the […]
Share/Bookmark Pumpkin Glyph (from Dr. Jean’s website) Each child will need an orange sheet of paper cut in a pumpkin shape. Have them decorate the pumpkins according to these directions: *Stripes-How many letters are in your name? Put that many stripes on your pumpkin *Eyes-Make the pumpkin’s eyes the color of your eyes. *Nose-If you’re a […]
Share/Bookmark Poems & Songs Once I Had A Pumpkin (from Dr. Jean’s website) Oh, once I had a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin. Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at all. With no eyes and no nose and no mouth and no teeth. Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at […]
Share/Bookmark Go on a Fall walk through the school neighborhood, collecting colored leaves, acorns, etc. in lunch bags or in student-created “Baskets of Beauty”. Use your five senses prior and during the walk: Before the walk, sit in a quiet spot and have the children close their eyes. Speak in hushed tones. Ask them to […]
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