Here is a bat decoration that I made with a toilet paper roll. This is really easy to do and can be hung up around the room from the ceiling for Halloween parties or gatherings.
TIME TO GET MESSY!
Get some of the tiny little mini pumpkins and cut the tops off. Let the kids sift through the pulp to gather all the seeds. Save the seeds to count and then make a graph of how many seeds we found in each pumpkin.
Use paper cutouts in the shape of a seed to make a picture graph. Lastly, have the children compare the numbers of seeds found in each pumpkin. As an extension, you can measure each pumpkin to get the diameter and see if there is a correlation between the size and the number of seeds it has.
We have done this activity for a few years and it is especially good for parties or other events such as a fall fair where you have stations set up. A Jack-O-Lantern bean bag toss. I just cut this from butcher paper, laminated it and attached it to a cardboard box that I also cut holes in.
You can use any bean bags. Either take some from another game you have or make some festive ones like the ones pictured below from Ms. Carlie's Little Learners. No rules or points, but if you want, you can have some science inquiry questions ready to ask them if they get their beanbag through the hole.
Here's a tasty, healthy snack that is nice and easy. Little ones will love these eyeballs. I have made these and they are yummy!
Happy Halloween to you and the kiddos in your class!
***Great Halloween-y ideas, Lori! Thanks so much for being our guest today! Lori has some awesome ideas for teaching preschoolers on her blog! Be sure and pay her a visit soon!***