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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan

    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan

    Objective: To learn about Halloween

    Book(s):

    Music: Any Halloween song (http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/513466/the-top-10-halloween-songs and http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-halloween.html)

    • “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
    • “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon
    • “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.
    • “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
    • “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell
    • “Time Warp” by Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
    • “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    • “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band
    • “Dragula” by Rob Zombie

    Halloween Songs for Children

    • Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm1qvX1ygOo)
    • Shake Dem Halloween Bones (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns91jtuPHZI)
    • Five Creepy Spiders (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpriiA7pw00)

    Fine Motor Skills: Pumpkin Painting

    Materials

    • Small pumpkins
    • Nontoxic paint
    • Paintbrushes

    Directions

    1. Decorate the small pumpkins using the paint and various sizes of paintbrushes.

    Gross Motor Skills: Pumpkin Chucking: Toss small pumpkins around outside.

    Craft/Activity 1: Paint Chip Jack O’ Lantern (http://lizoncall.com/2012/10/11/paint-chip-halloween-craft/)

    Materials

    • Orange paint chips
    • Black construction paper
    • Glue or glue stick

    Directions

    1. Cut the black construction paper into mouth, nose, and eye shapes.
    2. Glue the shapes onto the paint chips to Jack o’ lanterns.

    Craft/Activity 2: Recycled Container Jack o’ Lanterns

    Materials

    • Clean food and beverage containers
    • Black paper
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Glow sticks

    Directions

    1. Clean and remove any labels from the containers.
    2. Cut the black paper into Jack o’ lantern face shapes.
    3. Glue the faces onto the containers.
    4. Place a glow stick in each container on Halloween.

    Paint Chip Jack O' Lantern and Recycled Container Jack O' Lanterns

    Image Credits

    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Paint Chip Jack O’ Lantern and Recycled Container Jack O’ Lanterns © 2014 Heather Johnson

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