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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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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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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Skill Builders literacy builder by learning the poem “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”. Learning that the words are symbols that we read. Talk about fun facts on spiders and how they help our environment. If you have a book on real spiders, it enhances this bin. You can discuss how spiders are a fun thing that we…

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Skill Builder Educating children about bone structure. This bin teaches short, medium, and long by measuring the different lengths of bones. This is a fun unit to do at Halloween to discuss skeletons. Learning about real skeletons and pretend skeletons.  That the bone structure does not move unless it’s inside of a body that is living.…

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Skill Builder This bin teaches the color orange.  By having the word orange the children start to learn to associate it with the color and it helps with reading. I took bulletin board borders with pumpkins printed on them and cut them out. Place numbers on them so children can learn to count from 1…

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Skill Builder Learning how circles can be broken down into fractions. Vocabulary words Circle, Half, Quarter, an Eighth, Fractions, Whole Ingredients Archival art paper to make the work surface. Play-Doh lids Cut in half, 1/4,1/8, and some left whole. A bowl from a TV dinner to place the lids in.   Note Take a large…

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Skill Builder Being able to manipulate trucks through the sensory material and use the dump truck to lift the pumpkins.  The dump truck is made from Legos which they can do a small building project with. Use this center to talk about movement: pushing, pulling, dumping up and down and manipulating the truck in different directions. This…

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Skill Builde This bin teaches the color yellow. The written word helps the child identify the spelling for the word yellow. Having different values of yellow give examples that there are different shades of yellow. This bin has a number line from 1 to 12 and the children are matching the numbers on the ducks…

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