It’s Halloween next week, so we have lots of spooky stories out in the classroom. We actually started enjoying them just before half term (& they will stay out next week for the first week back after the break), so I thought I’d share some of the invitations now instead of at the end of next week. Many of them are very similar to things we have done before. There will be some other invitations too, which I may share over on my Instagram page…
The box from Ikea is currently filled with ‘cobwebs’ and spiders. Love these two books…
Out came my numbered cups again. I made them a few years ago (just permanent markers on cardboard cups – numbers on one side, faces on the other), so it’s lucky they’re still going strong! I have a variety of pumpkins (mostly from eBay – I cut up necklaces), so these are perfect for counting at this time of year…
This box from M&S has been popular so far…
Potions and Spells in the Tuff Spot
We do this every year. Love it! So much fabulous language comes from it – as well as opportunities for maths, fine motor, phonics games, role play etc
This pasta from Lidl is 99p a bag and very useful. We just used it in a couple of ways before the half term break, but I have more plans for it…
Fine Motor Work
… with bones and glass pebbles. We did this last year and it was so popular I thought I’d set up a similar invitation for my new class…
These spiders ended up on the OHP by mistake, but they loved looking at their shadows. Lots of shrieks!
We’ve now got the old favourite – laminated cellophane Jack O’ Lanterns…
The children put these spiders on the light panel. I added the numbers…
Small World Play
Minibeasts along with Winnie the Witch – simple!
Counting and Patterns with Bones
Sorting Spiders, Bats and Witches
Spooky Loose Parts
Using fine motor skills to explore them…
Invitation to Transfer Butterbean ‘Ghosts’
These ghosts are years old now, but we’re still getting good use out of them!
Invitation to Count Butterbean ‘Ghosts’
Bottle tops and plastic ice cubes… I think I first shared these last year. I’m going to put these out and see what the children do with them. No intentions!
I haven’t set up our play dough yet, but it will probably be along the lines of some of our previous invitations…
I haven’t set up the water yet either. Here are some of the previous set-ups we’ve had…
New Pet Spider
A couple of the boys found a spider in the garden and thought they might like him as a pet. Before he escaped, they named him Frank… 😉
These images are actually from my ‘Faces & Me‘ post last year (we were adding ‘hair’), but it occurred to me that you could do the same fine motor activity to create a monster…
Previous Halloween / Spooky Play
If you’d like to see my previous spooky posts, you’ll find them here:
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– Rachel (“,)