Ghosts, goblins, and witches, oh my! The countdown to Halloween is on and what better way to celebrate than Halloween centers for math and literacy. Complete these Halloween centers at your Halloween classroom party or use them throughout October to review a variety of math and literacy skills. No matter how you choose to use them in your kindergarten classroom, your students are sure to have a spooky great time!
Halloween Escape Room
Celebrate Halloween, as you review math and literacy skills, with “The Case of the Candy Caper” Halloween escape room!
Set the stage with a note from the witch:
While stirring my potion,
What did I see?
A spooky shadow,
Sneak past me!
The culprit took,
Candy for my brew.
Please can I get,
Some help from you!
One by one.
Complete the challenges,
And have some fun!
Once the stage is set, it is time for the detectives to set up their case files. My favorite way to do this is with file folders, but folding a large sheet of construction paper in half works great as well.
These case files will house all of their completed Halloween center activities.
Halloween Centers Set Up
Setting up these Halloween math and literacy centers is a breeze! Start off by adding each challenge to a manila envelope. You can also choose to use a basket or tub, but I find the manila envelops make it more authentic.
In order to solve The Case of The Candy Caper, students will need to complete six or eight different Halloween themed math and literacy centers.
After students complete a challenge, they will receive a clue from a suspect.
A suspect will then be eliminated based on that clue.
After all of the challenges are completed, they will be left with one remaining guilty suspect and the case is solved!
You can also drop the mystery aspect and use these as regular Halloween math and literacy centers.
Halloween Centers for Literacy
There are four different literacy centers included. Here’s a peek at each of the literacy activities included.
To solve the “Cauldron Challenge” students will build CVC words by identifying the beginning sounds, ending sound, or all three sounds. Choose the level that works best for your students!
Once they reach the “Ghost Challenge,” the students will match the ghost to its rhyming haunted house.
At the “Spider Challenge,” the students will count the syllables and match the spiders to the correct web.
In order to get their next clue at the “Bat Challenge,” students will build a sentence, write the missing word and color the bats to match.
Halloween Centers for Math
The math activities are just as suspenseful as the literacy activities! Here is a peek at the four math centers included.
Students use the candy ruler to measure each monster and then count and color how many, at “The Monster Challenge.”
When they make it to the “Candy Corn Challenge,” students assemble each candy corn with the correct number, ten frame and fingers.
At the “Pumpkin Challenge,” students will extend each pattern.
And last but not least, once they reach “The Candy Challenge,” students will count the purple and yellow candies on the five frame and write a number sentence to match.
The Case of the Candy Caper Escape Room
Grab The Case of the Candy Caper, including all eight math and literacy centers, here!
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DON’T FORGET IT…PIN IT!