Free Montessori Gentle Halloween Printables and Other Activities
Happy Halloween! This post has free gentle Montessori Halloween printables as well as other activities for the very young through age 7.
First, for the youngest learners, here are some ideas for reinforcing the color orange with today’s events. I adapted an idea I have seen on Pinterest taping a tube to the fridge. I put orange paper around the tube and drew a pumpkin on it. The idea is to mention the word orange as the child drops the colored puff ball down the tube. According to Scientific American, we fail to teach color words to our children when we put the color word prior to the noun in a sentence. So I tried to say, “that is the puff ball that is orange.” It is so natural to say “orange ball” that I had to keep reminding myself. The idea with this activity was just to help identify the color orange.
Here is the tube on the fridge. Children seem to instinctively know exactly what to do!
Then, the orange puff balls were provided.
Where did the orange puff ball go?
Children are engaged with pumpkins and this holiday, so take advantage of their attention and sneak in some learning. Five little pumpkins is a fun rhyme to say with children at this time of the year. Here I just drew pumpkins on bottle caps to represent the pumpkins. Again, moving them one by one to the little bucket was the natural thing to do!
She even checked her work without any prompting!
Here is the FREE printable for Five Little Pumpkins with some Montessori counting cards. This printable opens right here.
Next are some free Montessori matching cards with a Halloween theme. The pictures are not scary and are based entirely on pumpkins.
Here are some free Montessori 3-part cards with a pumpkin theme. This printable opens here.
Thank you for reading!