Halloween is booming in our community these days, so we at Bee Ready Learning thought we would join in on the fun!
Halloween is pretty new to most of us, so we have come up with some ideas on how you can make this fun occasion a great learning experience too!
Trick or Treating: As in our previous blog “Out and About with Numbers,” walking around the neighbourhood with your kids can be a wonderful learning experience. Look at the numbers on each letterbox and discuss with your child.
- You can read single digit and two-digit numbers.
- Talk about odd and even numbers on different sides of the street.
- Practice skip counting by 2s
Talk about all of the wonderful costumes you see people dressed in. Pick a beginning sound and try to find as many costumes as you can that begins with that sound.
Once you are home, sort through their loot with them! You can group like kinds of treats into lollies and chocolates and count them together. Which group has more/less?
You can also share out the treats between you and your child or between your children if you have more than one. “One for you, one for me, and so on. How many do we each have?”
Craft: This craft activity will get your children into the Halloween theme and practice their fine motor skills at the same time!
You will need:
- 1 paper plate.
- A toy spider or spider picture
- Sticky tape
- A hole puncher
- Punch holes around the outside of the plate at 5cm intervals.
- Cut off a long piece of wool and stick one end to the back of the plate.
- Thread the wool through the holes, crossing through opposite sides so that you get a web forming across the front of the plate.
- Tape the end of the wool to the plate when it comes to an end.
- Place your spider in its new home!
We hope you have a super fun and spooky Halloween!