Is it too soon for a Halloween craft? Not in our house! I love Holidays or Celebrations of any kind – and so do my wee ones. Our monster numbers activity we had been doing led us very nicely to this Halloween Craft. It is monster counting in a craft form.
This Halloween Craft is an excellent learning activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This craft teaches counting, writing numbers, fine motor skills, and following directions. All very important skills, and with this Halloween Craft – your wee one will be so absorbed with fun the learning will happen all on it’s own.
I have done two versions of this Halloween Craft before.
The first version is to give wee ones a sheet of visual instructions to follow, like this:
Then wee ones complete their Halloween Craft monster by following those instructions.
The second version I chose for my Sammy and it works better, perhaps, for wee learners who would rather give the directions then follow. Still a very important skill! For this version of the Halloween craft I provided Sammy with all of the materials so he could complete his monster however he would like. I provided:
Monster cut out
many construction paper mouths, noses, and legs
When he was finished his Monster, we wrote a description of that monster. I had glued all of the body parts we had used on to a sheet of paper. Sammy then counted how many mouths his monster had and wrote the number beside the picture of the mouth. He is just beginning to write, so he asked me to do dots for the numbers. We used black paper with chalk, just as something different.
He counted the body part, told me the number, I dotted the number while saying the rhyme, and finally he traced the number while saying the rhyme.
This activity could easily be completed time and time again by simply not gluing the body parts. Sammy loves gluing, so I knew that would make the activity much more engaging for him.
Halloween crafts provide a fun, different way for wee ones to practice foundational skills such as counting, writing, and following directions.
I think Sammy’s Halloween craft counting monster looks very cute. Once it is dry we will hang it up and it will officially be our first Halloween decoration.
What is your wee ones favourite Halloween Craft?