Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I think I just became a teacher so I could dress up as an adult. Halloween is just so much fun for the kids and they will just love these Halloween centers, activities, and games! They are aimed towards Kinders, and written to Kindergarten Common Core Standards. I tried to take it up a notch with some of the activities...Sometimes I feel like as a teacher I need to expect more to see more. So if you're looking for centers that you can differentiate amongst your kiddos then you're at the right place!
The following is included in this 100+ page unit:
~Where is the Monster? A positional word book that the students illustrate, with predicable text.
~I Can Write About Halloween~ A 11-paged writing/illustrating journal that focuses on one word per day. A Halloween word list and journal cover is provided.
~The CVC Witches~ The students must match the CVC pictures with their words.
~The Candy Corn Scramble~ The three-letter, Pre-Primer sight words are featured in this center. Students are to unscramble the letters to make the words; a master list card is available for those students that need the extra support.
~Caught in a Web~ This is a pocket chart center in which students must "find" the hidden spider behind the alphabet spider-web cards. The student that finds the spider, by calling different letters (good for recognition) gets to hide the spider next.
~Ghost Poke~ This center features adorable circle-shaped task cards with a picture inside a ghost. There are letters listed that the students must determine which is the beginning sound letter for the picture. It is a self-checking center in that the students "poke" their pencils in the hole and turn the card over to check if they are correct. Too cute!
~Can You Break the Pumpkin Code? In this center, there are 7 real-photo game mats (perfect for small groups) with various letters on them. There is a spinner the students must use to determine which letter to cover up on their mats; but the catch is they must add one to the letter they spun, and cover up the letter that comes after the letter they spun. So some higher order thinking here. Students will love the interesting pumpkin photos and the thinking involved.
~Follow the Finger~ In this center, students practice using a hundreds chart. By following the directional arrows on the witches finger, students must determine the ending number.
~The Monster Match~Students must match numerals with word names in this cute monster center.
~Bats in the Middle~ On the bats' wings are number sequences with a number missing. Students must fill in the missing number.
~Hide and Seek~This center features number posters/mats that feature a certain number in different formats (dice, dominoes, word format, etc.) and students must determine which of the formats are not the focus number.
~Spider Sums~ Students will spin two spider spinners. They will then add the two numbers to find the sum. The sums are not over seven.
~Pumpkin Before and After~ This is another number sequence center in which students must fill in the missing numbers.
All but two centers/games include a color student direction card and a recording sheet. This is for sure one of my most favorite units I've created. The students will just love the adorable graphics and real photos used. There are games, centers, activities and writing that will take you from now until Halloween. You could even use these during your Halloween party and they will never know they're educational.
Please see the preview to see all that is included in this adorable unit!