Friday, October 21, 2016

Toddler Playschool: H is for Halloween lesson plan {free printable}

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This week's theme for our Toddler Playschool free printable is Halloween. Surprised? This is another one of those topics where there are just SO MANY books and activities to pick from.  So, I went with some of our favorites.  This toddler lesson plan for Halloween in packed full of not-so-spooky fun for toddlers.
 
 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.
 
Books
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
My Happy Pumpkin by Crystal Bowman
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell
 
Songs and Fingerplays
This Little Light of Mine
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. (repeat 3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
 
Hide it inside a pumpkin? No!
I'm gonna let it shine.
(repeat 3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
 
Hide it under a haystack? No!
I'm gonna let it shine.
(repeat 3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
 
Hide it behind a scarecrow? No!
I'm gonna let it shine.
(repeat 3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
 
5 Little Ghosts (5 Little Ducks tune)
Five little ghosts went out one night
Going to give everyone a fright
"Boo!" said the ghosts to all they neared
Then one of the little ghosts disappeared
 
(repeat, counting down, until none of the little ghosts remain) 
 
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's run, let's run!"
The fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween fun?"
 
Then "Whoosh" went the wind
And OUT went the lights.
 
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
 
Literacy
The Hungry Pumpkin (felt board activity)
  
 
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