Normally I write up my preschool posts a week later than when we actually did them; this means I won’t be posting the activities for this week until the end of the first week in November. However, with Halloween coming up this weekend, I thought I’d go ahead and share some of the Pumpkin / Halloween activities that I have planned for this week in case they interest anyone else. :)
We don’t do a lot for Halloween. We carve a jack-o-lantern and go trick or treating, and that’s it. Neither my husband nor I are into all the scary, spooky, or dark stuff, and we don’t want M to be either, especially at his age. But, hey, who doesn’t want free candy? ;)
Some simple and fun shelf Halloween activities I’ve set out for M:
A jack-o-lantern “go fish” type game from the October issue of High Five:
Mr. Pumpkin Head. :) This one is going to be so much fun! I cut 4 different pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper, then found some Mr. Potato head pieces to cut out. I used this page, as well as some I found on Google Images.
Our leaf and pumpkin tic tac toe game. I made this last year. You can find the printable in this post.
Pumpkin Life Cycle cards, from Montessori for Everyone:
At the end there is a much shorter version of the pumpkin life cycle and it’s his favorite part of the book!
To see Halloween-themed activities we’ve done in the past, visit this post.
Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween with your little ones! :)
Have a beautiful day! :)