Objective: To learn about Halloween
- Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea
- The Happy Trick-or-Treaters by Mary Packard
- Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
- Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree by Mary Ann Fraser
- Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
- Halloween by Harry Behn
- Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
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
- Small pumpkins
- Nontoxic paint
- 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/)
- Orange paint chips
- Black construction paper
- Glue or glue stick
- Cut the black construction paper into mouth, nose, and eye shapes.
- Glue the shapes onto the paint chips to Jack o’ lanterns.
Craft/Activity 2: Recycled Container Jack o’ Lanterns
- Clean food and beverage containers
- Black paper
- Glow sticks
- Clean and remove any labels from the containers.
- Cut the black paper into Jack o’ lantern face shapes.
- Glue the faces onto the containers.
- Place a glow stick in each container on Halloween.
Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Halloween Lesson Plan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Paint Chip Jack O’ Lantern and Recycled Container Jack O’ Lanterns © 2014 Heather Johnson