JACK-O-LANTERN THEMED KID ACTIVITES
PUMPKIN THEMED KID ACTIVITES
FOR THE SCHOOL CLASSROOM AND AT HOME!
Build Math fluency for addition and subraction with a JACK O LANTERN COLOR BY NUMBER FOR ADDITIONactivity page and lesson ideas!
Integrate into Lesson Themes:
- THE HISTORY OF J O LANTERNS. Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O‘Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O‘Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits.
- CARVE A PUMPKIN
- HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
- EMOTIONS OF A JACK O LANTERN. SCARY, HAPPY, EXCITED, ANGRY.
- MORE IDEAS IN LINKS AND MORE FACTS ON “DID YOU KNOW” PAGE
- 1 – Coloring by Numbers worksheet (with sums up to 10)
- 1 – Example Color Key
- 1 – page of some Jack-O-Lantern and Pumpkin facts and a joke. For more jokes, IDEAS TO JACK-O-LANTERN THEME OUT YOUR CLASSROOM and teaching ideas click here.
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FUN MORNING ACTIVITY OR AFTER RECESS ACTIVITY!
Print out the JACK-O-LANTERN and cut them out. Tape them throughout the room or hide
them. Prepare the kids the day before that they will have a fun activity for the morning! When they enter the room they will each be assigned a certain area of the room to find the JACK-O-LANTERNS. Another option is to send them in groups of 5 and each one has to find 1-2 each (depending on how many you cut out).
At home activity, if you are sending out 1-3 kids in your home to search, cut out multiple and JACK-O-LANTERNS have them find 3-5 each throughout the house! You could assign each child a room to search.
FUN BRAIN/VISION ACTIVITY!
A great exercise for the brain and vision is to hold the child facing outward into the room and then turn them in a circle 2-3xs and have them visually look for the JACK-O-LANTERNS. The JACK-O-LANTERNS needs to be placed throughout the room but not hidden. They have to point out and describe where they see the JACK-O-LANTERNS. It is excellent for the vestibular.
Wear a Matching Jack-O-Lantern T-shirt.
It is the little things that kids notice and remember. The finer details about how you wore your hair or your funny shoes . Something that may seem silly or no big deal to a teacher may mean the world to a child or even a parent. Everyone notices the little things. Even when they don’t they do. The whole experience is more fun. Someone may not be able to tell you why – they just know.
Create Paper Pumpkins
Dress up like a Jack O’ Lantern.
Wear a PUMPKIN PIE Hat (good for Thanksgiving too)
The kids love wigs and hats!
Wear a FUN PUMPKIN and JACK O’LANTERN Jewelry!
Try earring, necklaces, a bracelet, funky socks or anything that can get your kids excited to learn!
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