Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween/Pumpkin activities on our shelves

Last week I had posted about the trays we added for M (18 mo old) in the school room.  D(4) had a lot of fun with M's trays! I made a few trays for D using the halloween and pumpkin themes.  Here are some pictures of what we have.

I added this pouring bugs(bugs from dollar tree) tray.  I found these cute small glass jugs at the dollar store too!

We did this skeleton puzzle last year too.  I added this to the shelf and D loved it and started working with right away.  Along with assembling the skeleton we also discussed the names of the bones.  This also tied in well with our Vertebrate work.

I made some black and orange play-doh made for some halloween fun!  Walmart had some halloween cookie cutters that I added to our ever growing collection of play-doh tools!

We are practicing counting by 5's.  We don't own bead chains, need to get those! We've worked on our hundred board, stamping using our dot marker.  I added this for additional practice.  I used a marker to write the numbers on the pumpkin picks and used a styrofoam block to stick it in.  I placed little dots to help her know where to insert the picks.

This next tray is NOT halloween themed, but I thought I would post about it anyway since it was on our shelves!  We are working on addition facts up to 10.  So I set some of our domino pieces (sum up to 10 only) and a bunch of part-whole circles.  D was free to use our Right Start Abacus if needed.  She started off using it, but eventually got the facts and never needed it.

We also made a lot of pumpkin/halloween crafts, but that is for another post!

Montessori Monday


  1. We have that skeleton too and JR loves it! I'll have to remind him to do it this week. Thanks for sharing your Fall trays. It's so fun to see what everyone is doing. Happy homeschooling!

  2. Thanks Kerri and Lori for stopping by and leaving a comment, glad you like our trays!

  3. Love the Pumpkin picks & hands on dominoe learning! Thanks for sharing!!
    I'd love for you to come link up at my Linky Party -

  4. Hopping over from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party & I LOVE it! thanks.

  5. Great activities, as usual! I love the skeleton puzzle at Halloween and your counting by 5's with pumpkin picks. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday! I featured your post and pumpkin picks photo in my Montessori-Inspired Halloween Activities at


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