We read Mean Soup. This is a great story. My students LAUGH through the pages!


We play "Pass the Pumpkin." I play spooky music while the students pass a blow up pumpkin. When the music stops..the child holding the pumpkin has to tell me what letter I am holding and what sound it makes. 

If Your Happy and You Know It 

If you're a ghost and you know it just say boo, ("Boo")
If you're a ghost and you know it just say boo, ("Boo!")
If you're a ghost and you know it
and you really want to show it
If you're a ghost and you know it
just say Boo!

  cat - meow
skeleton - shake your bones
bat - flap your wings
 vampire - show your fangs
 werewolf - give a howl
 mummy - give a groan
witch - give a shriek


Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin
Sitting on a wall
(have children sit down)

Pumpkin, pumpkin
tip and fall
(have children tip over)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Rolling down the street
(child rolls on floor)

Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Trick or treat!! 
 (children jump up to feet with arms in the air)


If you’ve ever seen her zoom, then you can erase her (broom).
If you’d like one just like that, then you can erase her (hat).
If you think she’ll give you a scare, then you can erase her (hair).
If you’ve seen her in disguise, then you can erase her (eyes).
If you’ve got warts just like those, then you can erase her (nose).
If you wait a little while, then you can erase her (smile).
If you’ve watched her in a race, then you can erase her (face).
Magic spells, she understands. Now you can erase her (hands).
If she has an owl that hoots, then you can erase her (boots).
If you want to make a guess, then you can erase her (dress).
Unless you want her to escape, then you should erase her (cape).


Three Little Witches

One little, two little, three little witches, 
 (hold up fingers)
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches,
  (make hands fly high in the air)

Slide down moon beams without any hitches,  (hands glide downward)
Hi-ho! Halloween's here!
  (clap hands two times on "Hi-ho!")

Horned owl's hooting, it's time to go riding,
Deep in the shadows are black cats hiding,
With gay little goblins, sliding, gliding,
Hi-ho! Halloween's here!

Stand on your head with a lopsided wiggle,
Tickle your little black cats till they giggle,
Swish through clouds with a higgedy, piggle,

Hi-ho! Halloween's here!




We make ghosts out of tube socks! VERY CUTE! I bought socks at the
Dollar Tree! $1.00 for 6 socks!


Students make Halloween countdown chains! This activity is a real hit
with my students. This is also a great activity to do to strengthen fine motor skills.


 Students get to use their five senses to feel different parts of a skeleton!

head of cauliflower: brain
peeled tomato: heart
mushrooms: eyeballs
carrots: fingers


Students get to write about their ghost goblin! I put a Kleenex over a tootsie roll sucker and use a black marker to make a ghost face. Students use their imaginations to complete the following sentence starter:  Goody the ghost scared ______________________. After students write and illustrate their
page, students get to share their hard work. While students share their hard work in the Authors Chair
the rest of the students get to enjoy eating their suckers! 


Students shake a monster inside an egg carton. When the child opens the carton up...they identify the number the monster is on! I got this little Frankenstein at Party America. I love using finger puppets from Party America to use in my centers!



We celebrate this fun day by eating Halloween treats!



We make darling candy corn decorations!


We sort Halloween items! Students sort out ghosts, pumpkins, vampires,
 bats, and skeletons at the Math Center!

We go on a spooky walk!

We add/subtract with ghosts (marshmallows) and haunted houses!

We graph what we are going to be for Halloween!

We have a school carnival!

We dress in orange and black!


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