Some of these last minute preschool Halloween ideas just came to me today! Talk about last minute…tomorrow is Halloween!
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Spider webs in shoe boxes. The pic doesn’t show it very well but there are cards in front of each box with spider/fly on one side and orange/black on the other side. The flies are just a printed pic of a realistic fly laminated and cut out. They are stuck onto the ribbon web with scotch tape. Kiddos grab a spider or fly and sort.
Stirring our brew. Black paydough. See recipe below.
Marble painting spider webs and handprint spiders! I cut out “web shapes” the children marble painted with white paint. Later we painted handprint spiders. This is achieved by turning the paper after the first handprint is done. Then overlapping the palms so the fingers stick out on both sides. Let it dry and cut them out
Masking tape web on a window and table. On the window (actually our door to the playground) I used masking tape first and then added double sided tape to some of the web to make it sticky like real web.
These activities make?Fall Fun?for every one!
Cookie Cutter Prints
Coockie cutter printing is easy enough for toddlers to accomplish and the results are satisfying. It’s process art with a nice product.
This technique is called negative space art. Also proccess art with a nice product. Children place leaves where they want on the paper, choose paint colors and finger paint, sponge paint, dabber paint, or just ain’t with a brush all around the leaves. Before the paint is dry lift off the leaves to see what is revealed.
More proccess art with this hand print finger print art. These trees are so nice when done each season and you’ll have a series of four in the spring! Simply paint the arm and hand brown, and print . The only advice I can offer is to place the arm and hand print lower on the paper. This will give the tree top more fullness.
This is the easy part. Teachers just kind of dump stuff in and let the kids have at it! Silk leaves and gourds here.
Teacher Made Game
The best part of this game is the kids get to collect the chestnuts just like little squirrels! Teachers just cut a long strip maybe 20 inches long by 6 or 8 inches wide. Draw little brown circles one for each #. Laminate and it’s ready to play!
Here’s a fun collection of inexpensive hands-on activities for preschoolers to do in autumn.
Teacher made game.
- The kids can collect the chestnuts for this game. They can even help to make the board at circle time. Counting along as the teacher counts out the circles.
Tree trunk rubbings are nice to do when trees are changing color in fall. Choose a tree near you, bring out crayons that you have removed the paper or over. Have the children use the long edge of the crayon and rub over the bark of the tree. The result is a satisfying textured pattern.
Even if you live in the city you can get even a small amount of hay.