We are HUGE fans of Halloween in our house. We have been working on counting, number identification, letter identification and writing. We had a ton of fun with these centers. Here in the link: Halloween Centers Preschool.
We worked on a variety of math, literacy and writing skills.
Haunting Patterns: V put the spooky puzzles back together and identified the shape pattern.
Ghouling Roll: V rolled a die, counted the dots and found the matching number. Then, we used a tweezers to place the pom poms on the monster.
Ghostly “Sights:” V identified the number and placed the matching number of googly eyes on the ghost. Then, we traced the number.
Frightening Jack-o-Lanterns: we had fun identifying the number and placing the matching number of jack-o-lanterns on each card.
Webbed Letters: this was V’s favorite activity. She identified the number and stuck the matching number of spider rings through the pre-cut slits.
Tricky Numbers: We worked on number identification, formation and one to one correspondence. She loved using an EXPO marker and the little treat erasers.
Build a Jack-o-Lantern: this was a fun matching emotions center. V choose a card and then used the facial pieces to complete a matching jack-o-lantern.
Creepy ABC Match-Up: V matched uppercase letters on a variety of spooky cards. I placed these in a sensory table filled with webs and spiders (5 cards at a time). she found all of the matches and placed the bats, spiders, pumpkins and ghosts on the card with the matching letter.
Bewitching Letters: V tried to identify the letter at the top of the strips. Then, she covered the uppercase and lowercase letters with flannel pieces.
Slap a Jack-o-Lantern: We love ABC games. This was a two player game. We divided the cards between the two of us face down. As we placed the cards in the center we identified the letter. If a boo card popped up the first person to slap the deck was able to keep it and place the cards in their treat bag.
Variety of Printables: V loves coloring. We colored by letters, made a mini tracing book, searched for spooky characters and had fun with mazes.
We have a neat way to store our centers. I have an old listening center rack that acts as a center area.
Each center comes with bin labels and direction cards. I place all of the materials needed for the activity in a plastic tote bag. The kids can choose a bag and have everything they need in one location.
These would be a great home connection activity as well as classroom center, for parents that are asking for learning materials to come home.
All of the centers come with bin labels as well for center tubs.
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