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1-2-3 Come Do Some 2D Halloween Shape Activities With Me!

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school  Halloween 2D Shape Games, is perfect for your October math centers, table top, early finishers, or a sub tub.

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school  This is a terrific companion to my matching “Spooky Shapes in a Haunted House” booklet, as children practice the same 2D shapes: circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle & hexagon.

There are over 20, easy-peasy games & activities!

Do them as a whole group, with partners or as an independent center.

If your students are like mine, they will absolutely LOVE games like “Flip It!”, “Clip It” and “Slap It!”, which makes them perfect for your Halloween party day too.

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school My young fives actually beg to play “Flip It!” so I tweak it a bit to use a version of this game each month.

Likewise, "Slap it!" is another whole realm of fun, where children use a flyswatter. Again, because they love the game so much, besides the shape cards, I also use letters, numbers, & word cards throughout the year.

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school  Besides practicing 2D shapes, I’ve included activities that help reinforce graphing, making tally marks, patterning, ABC order, as well as “listening & following directions”.

Attributes of the shapes are practiced in “Dump It”, “What Shape is Hiding?”, “Let’s Sort!” and more.

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school “Where’s the Shape?” Witch Hat game, is a super-fun way to practice & whole group assess the “spatial directions” standard.

Use the “Shape Up!” extension activity, to assess how well your students listen & follow directions, as they create & color their own witch hat, which they later use to play the game.

2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school Another favorite is "Shoe-bie Doobie": “What shape is in the shoe? Please take a peek and give a clue.”

It’s a whole group-circle game, which reviews a variety of standards.

The witch’s shoe is an easy-peasy craftivity, teachers can whip together in just a few minutes.

“Grinning Pumpkins” is another quick, easy & fun whole-group activity, which is a simple way to assess students ability to not only “shape up!” and identify the shapes, but reinforce their listening skills in an interesting way.

Cauldron pot file folder shape game, 2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school Completed projects make a cute bulletin board display, so I’ve included several posters to add some extra pizzazz.

pick put it in the pot file folder shape game, Cauldron pot file folder shape game, 2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school My students also enjoy playing a file folder, cauldron game "Pick it and Put it in the Pot" in our math center. 

I know your students will have a great time with these activities, as they are "kid-tested".

Teachers will enjoy the low prep, selection, diversification & the fact that you can use them each year in a variety of ways. 

shape posters There are two featured FREEBIES today, as they both have to do with shapes. The first is a collection of 2D shape posters; the second is a set of 3D shape posters.

3D shape posters, 2D shape posters, Cauldron pot file folder shape game, 2D shapes, hexagon activities 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape centers, Halloween party ideas, Halloween party games for school  Thanks for stopping by. 

Hooray it's a sunny day, so time for a much-needed break to go on a nature walk.

The leaves have just started to change color too, one of the many reasons that autumn is my favorite season. 

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen ad thining what nobody has thought." -Albert von Szent-Gyorgrji

1-2-3 Come Play Some Halloween Games With Me

Are you looking for a few quick and fun things to plug in on Halloween?  Something interesting for your kiddos, easy for you, and will still be educationally relevant?  Then I think you'll enjoy my Ready Set Ghost!  Halloween games packet. 

Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Everything's pretty simple with a lot of variety.  You can review and practice math, counting, letter recognition, end punctuation, capitalization, spelling, sequencing and more.

Here are a few things that I've included in the 28-page packet:

Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, There are all sorts of math dice games that will help review numbers, counting and addition: A very simple one is the coloring puzzles. 

Students choose one of three options; color their paper then cut on the lines making a 6-piece puzzle

They pick a partner and take turns rolling a single dice.  Whatever number they roll is the numbered puzzle piece that they glue on their grid. 

Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Older students can work on addition, with the Race to 100 game.  They too pick a partner and take turns rolling dice. 

Children add the 2 dice together and then X off that many boxes on their 100 chart.  Who will be the first one to get to 100?

Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Another 100 chart activity is a Halloween hidden picture worksheet Students can listen and follow the directions of the teacher, or read the numbers on their worksheet.  A successfully completed paper, will reveal a Jack-O-Lantern.

I mustache word scramble, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Have you made a list of all sorts of fall words for your word wall?  The "I mustache you to unscramble the words" worksheet, will help students practice them. 

Give children a minute or two to try and figure out as many as they can.  Did anyone get all 22?  There's an answer key to save you time. 

I've also included another mustachioed ghost worksheet, which asks students to add end punctuation to however many Halloween-themed sentences that you want them to work on.

how many words can you make with pumpkin, a mustache word scramble, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Students can work on more vocabulary skill building, by challenging them to use the letters in pumpkin, to see how many new words they can create.  I've included my list of 20.

spooky spin and spell, how many words can you make with pumpkin, mustache word scramble, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Younger students can spin and spell Happy Halloween! There are two spinners to choose from, a recording sheet and a colorful answer key poster to help little ones know where to put the letters.

Even preschool children can work on addition skills with the candy corn counting game. There are several math mat options, including one that the children color. 

I mustache word scramble, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Students can work independently or choose a partner and take turns rolling the dice.  Each child gets 13 pieces of candy corn.  (Pre count them and put in Dixie cups). 

Children can eat one, then use the rest as manipulatives to put on their candy corn counting mat, making groups of whatever numbers they roll.  I've also included a recording sheet (2 on a page) where students can "show" their work.

I mustache word scramble, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, If you want to practice letter recognition, play upper or lowercase "I Spy" .  You can reuse the worksheets as many as 5 times, depending on how you have students record their findings. (Trace the letter, trace the circle,  color, X-off, bingo dot etc.)

I mustache word scramble, HHalloween tic tac toe, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Finally, just for fun, I've included a Halloween version of "Trick" Tac Toe. There are six manipulatives children can choose to play with, plus a set of black line tokens they can color.

I mustache word scramble, HHalloween tic tac toe, Halloween games, halloween activities, halloween coloring pages, halloween puzzles, halloween word games, halloween dice games, 100 chart games, 100 chart activities, hidden pictures in a 100 grid, pumpkin activities, pumpkin games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, spelling games, spelling activities, halloween writing prompts, Click on the link to view/download the Halloween game packet: Ready, Set, Ghost!

Well that's it for today.  I hope you found something useful that will make Halloween less stressful for you, and more fun for your students. 

I'm off to change the light bulb on the front porch.  Since I'm ready for those sweet trick or treaters, I better have the lights on.  Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween.

"I love the childhood memories of Halloween, the excitement and energy that comes with it. Even the air feels different on Halloween; festive, fresh and crisp."  

 

 

 

 

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