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Halloween

Incorporating reading, writing, and math activities with Halloween related items make these activities fun for your child while still giving your child opportunities to learn new things. Every year children have looked forward to the arrival of the Pumpkin Patch Pals and all of the new Halloween activities with eager anticipation.

The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

October 30, 2011
The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

            The Magic Pumpkin Every year the Magic Pumpkin comes to my classroom and each year my students start eagerly waiting for their arrival.  This year they were getting a little anxious when they hadn’t arrived on Monday but then we received this Western Union telegram that put all...
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Weighing Halloween Pumpkins

October 24, 2010
Weighing Halloween Pumpkins

Weighing pumpkins is always a fun activity for kids!  They enjoy the challenge of balancing the scale and seeing for themselves how much each pumpkin weighs. These are worksheets I came up with for young students and older ones.  They used gram weights but you could do ounces or a combination. Pumpkin Patch Fun...
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Pumpkin Patch Pals

October 16, 2008
Pumpkin Patch Pals

Similar to the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, the Pumpkin Patch Pals are seasonal visitors that are fun to share with your child. Children love writing letters to the Pumpkin Patch Pals because somehow they write back. Giving children an authentic reason to use the letters sounds that they know to...
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Halloween Songs

October 16, 2008
Five Friends

Singing silly songs with your child will encourage her to remember and share them with others. Prerequisite and Goal For This Lesson Prerequisite: Most young children can master finger plays with repetition. Goal: The goal of this activity is for your child to be able to recite a poem. Halloween Songs Materials: copy of finger plays...
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What Will Happen Next?

October 16, 2008
Dark Night

Children love story time. They sit in rapped attention, especially if they enjoy the story or the telling of it adds to their imagination. Prerequisite and Goal For This Lesson Prerequisite: Your child will need to be able to listen to a story. Goal: While listening to a story, your child will be able to gather...
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Big, Bigger or Biggest Pumpkin

October 16, 2008
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In this lesson we have set up an informal game for you to be able to assess these three skills: Your child’s ability to see the similarities and differences in objects Your child’s ability to categorize the pumpkins and gourds into like groups Your child will determine the smallest, largest, tallest, shortest and biggest...
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Excuse me, I’m taking a survey.

October 16, 2008
Survey

Capitalizing on your child’s interest in Halloween, she will survey her friends and family about the costumes she will wear for the big day. Prerequisite and Goal For This Lesson Prerequisite: Your child should be able to count to 10 to complete this activity with ease. Goal: The goal of this activity is for your child...
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Big, Bigger or Biggest Pumpkin

October 16, 2008
Big, Bigger or Biggest Pumpkin

In this lesson we have set up an informal game for you to be able to assess these three skills: Your child’s ability to see the similarities and differences in objects Your child’s ability to categorize the pumpkins and gourds into likegroups Your child will determine the smallest, largest, tallest, shortest andbiggest pumpkins and gourds to learn the vocabulary...
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What Will Happen Next?

October 16, 2008
What Will Happen Next?

Children love story time. They sit in rapped attention, especially if they enjoy the story or the telling of it adds to their imagination. Prerequisite and Goal For This Lesson Prerequisite Your child will need to be able to listen to a story. Goal While listening to a story, your child will be able...
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Halloween

October 16, 2008
Halloween

Fall is in the air.  The wind feels brisker.  The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall. Children are starting to think about what they will be for Halloween this year.  Capture your children’s attention with simple fall related activities that they will enjoy doing. Ways to Introduce Going to a pumpkin patch...
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