Monday, October 3, 2016

Make a Jack-O-Lantern

This is a super simple idea that can be used on a table at home, in a classroom or library; with individual flannel boards; or as a group participation activity to go along with Halloween themed stories.  Cute, fun, and sugar free Halloween fun!

For a group time, or at home with your own kids, you could pass out the various pieces and ask children to come up and help you build the faces.  Think about all the shape and color naming and recognition that will happen as you say "If you have a yellow circle, bring it up to the board!"  "If you have a shape that has three sides, bring it on up!"  

Build even more math skills with this set by having the children help you sort all the black shapes onto one section of the board; all the yellow onto another...  Count how many round shapes you have.  Count how many corners there are...  The possibilities are pretty endless!

Here are some possible Halloween stories to go along with this set:

If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Ed Emberly
Where’s My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman 
Frankenstein by Rick Walton       
One, Two…Boo! By Kristen Dempken
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Flannel Friday's Halloween Extravaganza is being hosted by Lisa at Thrive After Three!
You can find many more ideas on Pinterest, and learn more about Flannel Friday on Facebook or the FF blog!

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