Happy Fall Everyone! I don’t know about you, but fall is definitely my favorite time of the year! I can never get enough pumpkin spice latte’s or apple cider :). I am pretty sure our kiddos love this time of the year too. There are so many exciting activities to do from exploring pumpkins, tasting apples, nature walks, and visiting a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Today I am going to share a few fun halloween file folder activities that can use to supplement your fall unit!
Before I begin I want to mention that not all of our students celebrate Halloween and maybe some of our schools do not to let us have unit theme’s focused around Halloween. In our classroom we discuss Halloween in a secular way, noting that some people may or may not celebrate this holiday. We then use Halloween material to learn about topics such as real vs make-believe or scary vs not scary.
What is included?
- Matching colored spider webs: This activity helps student work on matching skills and identifying basic colors
- Matching shaped ghosts: This activity also works on matching skills and helps students learn basic shapes
- Sequencing: This activity is used to help students learn about sizes- Big, Medium, and Small
How to Use: The first two file folder activites are matching colors and shapes. The objective is for students to correctly match each color and shape. Depending on your students level you can differentiate the task. Some students may only be able to match while other students can first verbally identify the color/shape and then match it. These can also be done as independent or small group work. Check out the videos below of a student completing these activities.
Identifying Size and Sequence: The third activity consists of different halloween objects in 3 sizes. Again, depending on students level of ability they will work on verbally or receptively identifying sizes: Big, Medium, and Small. The second part of this activity works on sequencing the sizes from biggest to smallest and vice versa. In addition, instead of making this a file folder game you could create a sorting activity where students sort these objects into three piles by their size! Check out the picture and video below of a student completing this as a sorting activity!