For the last couple of weeks we have been doing some misc Halloween fun through out some of our days and have also added some new Halloween work to the little boys shelf in our school room. I am doing things differently this year with our trays instead of adding many new trays each week, I am choosing a few of them and adding them to our shelves and only changing the other activities once or twice a month.
Making these changes has helped me be more accountable for getting the trays out and putting the stuff away, as well as given me other activities that can be used during our afternoon time when they little boys are starting to get ansy and need something to do to keep them out of trouble 😉
Here are the Halloween stories we have been reading during our school time. We have a bunch of other Halloween books that are up in the boys room for bedtime stories. There are quite a few books about bats since Ethan has been enjoying learning about them lately.
We put up our Arachnid poster and have spent time the last 2 weeks learning about Arachnids, as well as reading about them during story time.
Here are the few Halloween trays that are up on the shelf everything else I would have normally put on the shelf has been used at times during our afternoons.
Open and Close containers is always one of the boys favorites. So I added some to our Halloween Shelves, I put some mini plastic pumpkins and Halloween rings inside of the containers. We spend time counting the plastic pumpkins or rings, making patterns with them, playing store with them, or anything else the boys come up with.
We made a couple different batches of Halloween Crayons.
We made a batch of orange playdoh and took out our Halloween cookie cutters. Playdough is used almost every day in this house.
I took out some Halloween beads so that the little boys could make Halloween necklaces and bracelets one day during school.
A transfer activity using orange dyed corn. I have decided that as much as I love setting up the transfer activities the boys never use them, so they probably won’t be on our shelves anymore. They get plenty of transfer work using our sensory bins anyway.
This activity was a hit with the boys. Some Halloween straws and Halloween colored pom poms. They use the straws to blow the pom poms across the floor. This activity has been taken off the shelves every day since it was put out.
In the afternoon or when the boys ask they have enjoyed our Halloween sensory bin. If you want to find out what is in our Halloween Sensory Bin you can read last years post.
For other great Halloween ideas stop over and check out my post of over 50 Halloween and Fall Ideas.
We made some very fun and festive DIY Halloween t-shirts last year.
Glowing Halloween decorations was a very fun and easy decoration for the kids to help make.
Pumpkin scented playdough was what we used last year.
Looking for more Halloween ideas? Stop over and take a look at my Halloween Ideas For Kids Pinterest Board.
What fun Halloween activities have you been doing with your kids?