Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween + Quiet Bins


Here are the books we borrowed from the library. Our very favorites were Scooby Doo and the Haunted Halloween Party and Room on the Broom. Also included here is a chapter book from the Rainbow Magic series about fairies. Honey Pot and I have read about five from the series, and I picked up this Halloween Fairy one for her during our Halloween theme. These books are very cute, and perfect for her 5-year-old attention span and listening ability. We love them!

We read the picture books over and over during the last two weeks, in conjunction with our own Halloween books below. The kids each get one new book every year, so our collection is growing!

Quiet Bins

Both bins were themed this time, because we had so many fun ideas! Here is Little M&M, my little helper in putting them together.

And the contents of both bins:

Our Halloween felt board jack-o-lanterns:

Candy corn alphabet pages. I printed A-H, as these are the letters Little M&M has done so far in his preschool.

Wikki Stix. I printed two Halloween templates onto cardstock from the website.

Our laminated monsters. I wrote four numbers in dry-erase marker onto this before each use, and the kids added that number of googly eyes. Looks so cute. The idea comes from No Time for Flashcards, and we first used it during our Monster Theme in 2013.

Beading and making patterns in Halloween colors:

Homemade, pumpkin pie scented playdough with our tools and Halloween cutters:

A simple sticker game for each of the kids to review things for school. For Little M&M's, I used letters he has difficulty with, and for Honey Pot, I used a few sight words she has learned.

Drawing and writing prompts! I love these printables from Picklebums and CreKids!

Halloween Lunch

For Honey Pot's lunch on the day before Halloween, I made her juice box into a mummy, cutout her sandwich into a bat and pumpkin, and put a spider ring in her goldfish. There was also a yogurt pouch in there, but I couldn't think of anything cute to do with it in a hurry!

Family Game Night

We had a family game night on the night before Halloween, and included this fun Halloween Bingo that I printed from Pre-K Pages. The kids just LOVED it, and they each enjoy when it is their turn as caller.

And take a look at our previous Halloween themes!

Halloween 2014 (one of our favorites!)

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