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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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