Straddling the line between fall and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
Book I am using with this lesson:
Halloween ABC by Sarah Albee
How I used this book to teach about Halloween:
Book: Read the book with your child.
Discuss: This is a good book to reinforce alphabet letters and sounds. Ask your child to predict before turning the page. What has to do with Halloween and starts with the letter P? Pumpkin! You can keep a list of the alphabet next to you as you read the book and go back and have your child draw a picture or write a word that matches each letter from the book.
Craft: We love paper plate crafts in the Dismondy home. Here’s one we created as Frankenstein.
Here are a whole selection of Halloween crafts and recipes on Pinterest.
Products I’ve created to go along with this lesson:
Halloween Making Words Activity: How many words can you make using the letters in words related to Halloween? Find out more by downloading this activity for preschoolers-2nd grade
Video to teach about Halloween: Halloween Story
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