Preschool Halloween Theme

The month of October is coming… there is a special holiday for children – Halloween. In preschool Halloween theme many experiences have been planned to promote Halloween activities, as well as symbol, color, even Halloween craft.

What are the objective ?

Through participating in this activities - preschool Halloween theme , children will learn :

  1. Halloween activity.
  2. Halloween color.
  3. Halloween costumes and masks.
  4. Halloween characters and symbols.

What are the concepts for the children ?

  1. Activity during Halloween :
    • Carve the pumpkin to make ‘”Halloween Jack-O-Lantern”.
    • Bobbing for apples at Halloween party.
    • People go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
    • Some children dressed in costume, and march with other children on a costume parade.
  2. People wear costume and mask on Halloween.
    • Costume is clothing worn during Halloween to pretend.
    • Mask is face covering worn to pretend.
  3. Orange and black is the color usually use in Halloween.
  4. Ghosts, witches, spiders, black cats, skeleton, pumpkins are the character of Halloween.

Learning Center Activities

ART CENTER

Halloween Door Hanger. Try this fun and easy Halloween door hanger to decorate your classroom door. Make several at once.

Pumpkin Fridge Magnet These pumpkin fridge magnet is very easy to make. Put to your fridge or magnetic board to hang your children artwork!

Find another wonderful project for preschool art activities.


BLOCK CENTER

Build a Farm and Planting the Pumpkin. Using blocks, plastic plants and plastic farm animal build a farm.

Go to block center to find another activity.


DRAMATIC CENTER

Halloween Costumes. Put some Halloween costume to dramatic center. Let the children wear the Halloween costume. Talk to the children about the costume and pretend as the appropriate costume.

Find another great activity for symbolic play.


LANGUAGE ART CENTER

Skill : Sight word

Make Halloween Word Puzzle. Write a Halloween related word on construction board then cut between the letters. Put the puzzle pieces in an envelope so children have something to look at as they work the puzzle.

The word that you can use : halloween, pumpkin, ghost, orange, black, black cat, costume, mask, witch, spider, jack-o-lantern, etc.

Wonderful idea for preschool language activities for you to learn about and share with your children.


MANIPULATIVE CENTER

Skill : Follow the Dots

Halloween Character. Ask children to connect dotted lines to make objects.

A list of fine motor activities


MATH CENTER

Skill : Comparing

Print Halloween worksheet. (a new window will open) Children must identify which one is different.

Preschool math activities can be used to teach children math.


SCIENCE CENTER

Plant Pumpkin Seed. Provide small paper cups for every children. Place the soil in the paper cup. Put the pumpkin seed on the soil. Place the cups in the sun and water it everyday. Observe daily to watch the sprout grow.

Includes all of preschool science activities for the young scientist.


COOK WITH KIDS

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:
2 kg pumpkin, peel and diced
120 gr butter
2 onion, chopped
8 cups chicken stock
½ cups cream
Salt and nutmeg for seasoning

Method :

  1. Melt butter in saucepan, sauté onion for 15 minutes
  2. Add pumpkin and pour in the chicken stock. Cover for 20 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Put the pumpkin in food processor. Put it back in the saucepan. Add nutmeg and salt, taste for seasoning. Stir in cream and simmer gently.
  4. Serve in soup bowl, add a swirl of cream.

Look at another recipes in kids recipes for young chef.


FIELD TRIP

Visit a Pumpkin Patch. Discuss how the pumpkin grow. During the tour observe the shape and the various-sized pumpkins.

This is a good idea for preschool field trip.


GROSS MOTOR SKILL

Halloween Costume Relay. Divide the class into teams with five children each. Provide some simple Halloween costume, as much as the team. Have player line up based on the team. One at the time run to a designated point, put on the costume, go back to the line, and go back again to designated point then take off the costume. The second player does the same thing. The game continues until the entire player each team has turn. The first team to have all players run is the winner.

Contains exciting fun games for gross motor skill.


SONG AND RHYME

Song and Rhyme

“Ten Little Pumpkin”
(sing to the tune of “Ten Little Indians”)

One little, two little, three little pumpkin,
four little, five little, six little pumpkin,
seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkin,
all pumpkin ready for Halloween night.

Contains song and rhymes related to your themes.

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