Fall, Back to School, Halloween, & Thanksgiving

Floating Halloween

Skill builders Children will learn what sinks and floats The color orange Pouring and sifting Using tongs to place the pumpkins on the floating leaves. Vocabulary Jack-O’-Lantern, Fall Leaves, Halloween, Orange, Tongs, Sifter. Ingredients Jack-O’-Lantern baskets, plastic Jack-O’-Lanterns, plastic spiders Real baby pumpkins Styrofoam leafs Water tools that color coordinate with the Halloween theme- like…

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Batty about you

Skill builders This is a bin that opens discussion on what a bats habitat would look like, how they fly, and their radar Bats are major in our environment and they help keep insects under control. Neon colors Turquoise, orange, purple, lime green Vocabulary Bats, Habitat, Radar, Night Vision, Guano, Sleep Upside Down Ingredients Rubber black…

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Happy Fall

Skill builders To create an environment of fun fall feeling KODAK Digital Still Camera Vocabulary Haystack, Pumpkins, Owl, Fall Note Using non-scary decorations based from nature: pumpkins, haystacks, birds, and woodland animals When I’m teaching I have about a $35 a month budget to work with and purchasing decorations a lot of times comes from…

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Fun skeleton bins

Skill builders In the first bin the skeletons are put with magnetic numbers with a Metal tray that children can put magnets on In the second bin the neon skeletons can be divided out into matching color squares to help teach colors KODAK Digital Still Camera Vocabulary Skeleton, numbers, using magnets Neon colors Turquoise, orange,…

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Snakes

Skill builders Working on the color orangey-red. Another example of neon colors- red, green, blue, yellow, orange Pouring and scooping Talking on snakes and how they all look different     Vocabulary Orange, Red, Yellow, Snakes, Lizards Ingredients Orangey red fish tank gravel Neon snakes and lizards Cups and spoons Note   books & Clock…

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And the fog rolls in

Skill builder Halloween is a great time to talk about chemical changes that happen with dry ice. The gases that are escaping when you put the ice into the water is Carbon Dioxide. Dry ice is in a frozen solid form which freezes at 109.3, when added to warm water it causes it to melt,…

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Boo-yah

Skill builder Teach about items that sink and float. Talk about shiny and flat colors in the stone. Black rock versus silver rock. Talk about metallic colors. Have the children count the ghosts, one through six. Have the children identify what feelings the ghost are experiencing. Ask the children when do they feel happy, sad,…

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Pumpkin head

Skill builder Pouring, shoveling, and filling the little pumpkin baskets. Counting. Identifying the color orange Vocabulary Spider, Pumpkin, Jack-O’-Lantern, Float Ingredient White rice Pumpkin head baskets Plastic pumpkins and spiders Shovels, spoons Note Setting up bin in water is so much fun Sometimes the simplest bins the kids love the most. Pouring from basket to basket…

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Insects, insects everywhere

Skill builder To place the insects on the square of color that matches the insect. This process builds color recognition. Vocabulary words Brown, purple, orange, black, yellow, green Ingredients This is a great bin to  group together sensory materials that look a little dingy.  Put with black  liquid watercolor in a Ziploc bag and mix…

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