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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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
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
Halloween (Room on the Broom) Math Activities
Center 1: Boo! I Found You! Graphing Center
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.
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.
Activity Sheet 2: Count, Match & Trace Numbers 1 – 10
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.
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).
We then made a Jack-o’-Lantern, which the kids loved.
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.