Halloween (Room on the Broom) Activities

Halloween is one of the kids favourite holidays of the year, and The Room on the Broom is one of their favourite books. That’s why I decided to put these two together for a week filled with fun and games. These Halloween (Room on the Broom) Activities will keep the children engaged while having tons of fun.

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Activities

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables
Click on the image to go directly to the free lesson plan, detailed activity descriptions and materials list.

Creative Space

Play dough, stamps, scissors, lacing beads and cards, puzzles and blocks are set out for the children to choose from, and get creative during this 30 minute period.

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Circle Time

Everyday during Circle Time we do the morning routine, which includes the Calendar and ‘Number, Color, Shape and Letter of the week’. We then read a story, sing a few songs and do a group activity.

On every Monday we change the ‘Classroom Helpers’ Classroom Jobs. Each child has a name card on a popsicle stick, and they get to choose their job of the week.

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Circle Time Activities

Activity 1: Weekend News

Every Monday morning each child gets a chance to talk about their weekend and what they did. The children then draw a picture in the ‘weekend news’ journal, and the teacher writes down what they have said.

Click on the image to download the printable.

Activity 2: Room on the Broom Story re-Tell

Read the Room on the Broom, or watch the animation here. Use the story props from the printable pack to re-tell the story. Hand out the pictures to the children and ask them to come to the front and stick their pictures on the wall as it comes up in the story re-tell.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables
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Activity 3: Memory Card Game

Double print the cards from the Bingo Set. Stick it on different colored construction paper. Now place the two sets face down in the middle of the circle and let children take turns picking up one card from each side.

Activity 4: Where is the bow?

Place all the story props face up on the mat. Ask children to close their eyes and hide the bow underneath one of the pictures. When the children open their eyes, they must guess where the bow is by asking for example: ‘Is the bow under the witch?’

Activity 5: Witch, Witch, Broom

Play Duck Duck Goose, but by using the words ‘Witch, Witch, Broom’ instead.

Halloween Songs

Fifteen action songs and rhymes all about Halloween to get those bodies moving and grooving. Click on the image to head over to the post.

Halloween Books

Seventeen of the best story picture books that are perfect for a Halloween theme. Click on the image below to read what these books are about.

Halloween Themed Books

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Literacy Activities

Activity 1: Room on the Broom Sequencing

Read the story and watch the animated song here. Ask the children if they remember which characters the witch came about First, Second, Third and Last on her journey. Then ask them if they remember in which order she lost her belongings. Children complete the sequencing cut-and-paste activity.

Activity 2: Beginning Sounds Matching Cut-and-Paste

Hand out the activity sheets. Ask the children to name all the pictures. The teacher writes these words on the board. Say each word and ask the children if they can hear which sound the word begins with? Circle the beginning sounds. Children complete the cut-and-paste activity.

Activity 3: Black Show & Tell

Every Thursday is Show-and-Tell. Because it is Halloween and the color of the week this week is black, I sent a note home to the parents on Monday to remind them to let their child bring in something yellow on Thursday. This is what the kids in my class brought in.

Center 1: Write the Room

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

The teacher hides all the word cards around the room and ask children to find all the words and to write these next to the correct picture on their recording sheets.

Center 2: Name Stamping

Children use the wooden letter stamps to stamp their names and then copy the the letters to write their names.

Center 3: Bingo

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Math Activities

Center 1: Boo! I Found You! Graphing Center

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

Cut out and put all the Halloween pictures in a sensory bin. Children close their eyes and try and get as many pictures as possible out of the bin in 30 sec. They then count these and complete their pictographs.

Center 2: Roll & Cover

The children take turns to throw a dice and cover/ color the dice picture with the same number on their cards. The first child that has all the dice covered, wins.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables
Click on the image to download the Roll & Color/Cover Center and Activity Sheets

Activity Sheet 1: Extend the Patterns

Using the pictures from the ‘Boo! I Found You! Center, demonstrate how to extend ABAB, ABCABC & AABB patterns on the board. Hand out the activity sheets and ask the children to complete these by extending the patterns.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

Activity Sheet 2: Count, Match & Trace Numbers 1 – 10

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

Activity: Hop-Scotch

Take the children outside and play hopscotch. You can also write numbers 1 – 10 on the concrete and play various games with that (everyone run and stand on the number, which number is missing etc.)

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Art Activity

We did not have enough time this week to try making these awesome little 3D paper pumpkins, which I found over at Easypeasyandfun.com. But next year it will be the first activity for sure 🙂 Click on the image to head over to their website for step-by-step directions.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Science Activities

I showed the children how to scoop the seeds out of a pumpkin using a spoon. We then separated the seeds, strands and flesh and sorted it onto the activity sheet as shown above (you can find the printable by downloading the free lesson plan at the beginning off this post).

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

We then made a Jack-o’-Lantern, which the kids loved.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

I took the Jack-o’-Lantern home, cut it up and made a pumpkin puree by cooking the pumpkin and blending it, so that it could be ready for our cooking activity on Friday.

Halloween (Room on the Broom) Cooking Activity

I found these easy to make and delicious looking Pumpkin Pie Parfaits over at Weelicious.com. Ours did not look as glamorous, but the kids still loved making it and of course, eating it!

Below are some photos of making the Pumpkin Pie Parfaits in my class.

Click on the image below to download the Math & Literacy Centers, Printables and Activities in one convenient pack.

Room on the Broom Activities & Printables

That’s it for this week. I hope you and your kiddos enjoyed all the activities and that we will see you back next week to learn all about Firefighters & Police Officers.

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