Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Halloween Math Activities

My students love Halloween because of the costumes and candy. I love Halloween because it gives me a chance to be creative in the classroom! Below are some of my favorite math centers and whole group activities to get my kids in the spooky spirit of learning. 

Halloween Math Scrolls

These Halloween themed task cards are super cute and creative! Especially when rolled up into scrolls and secured with inexpensive spider rings (oriental trading). What I love most is that each task card includes a 3 part question to each word problem. My students enjoy this math review. Check it out HERE!

 Picture Puzzles

My students have a ton of fun with these picture puzzles! They love to discover what the Halloween themed picture will be by solving the mental math problems on each puzzle piece. I laminate the pieces and use this as a math center during the last week of October. However, there is another version included that is designed for whole group instruction. I wrapped a mason jar (dollar store) with tissue paper and used googly eye stickers to make a mummy. It was a cute way to store the puzzle pieces at my math center.

3D Shapes with Pumpkin Candy

This yummy hands-on activity allows students the opportunity to make 3D shapes come to life using pumpkin candy and toothpicks. What's best is that I was able to use their creations as decorations for the classroom/hallway. I made the mistake of keeping them around too long and we had a few pesky visitors (ants!). A handout is provided that allows students to reflect on the shape they chose to make. Side note: I got brave and used wooden skewers for the rectangular prisms. After emphasizing over and over again that there will be NO horseplay!


Place Value Candy Corn

This activity was a great review for my students to practice place value. Best of all it's FREE. Take a closer look and get access to this freebie by clicking HERE

For other awesome Halloween math centers and printables click on the links below:

Halloween Math Mazes
Halloween Math Circuit
Halloween Funnies
Halloween Math Crossword & Word Search

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