Halloween preparation is in full swing!
With fall break coming up in just a few days, we’ll have two weeks of spare time to fill up with fun Halloween-themed activities.
And now we’re thinking….What do we do with all of our extra time?!
Well, one way to pass the time is this Halloween matching game for kids.
It’s a super simple activity that only needs 2 people to play. It’s perfect for friends or siblings!
Read on below to see how to download your free copy and check out all of Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas.
Halloween Kids Matching Game
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Independent playtime is something we’ve been working on for a while at my house.
My 3-year-old used to always want me to play toys with him and it’s something I really don’t like doing.
Give me a coloring page, a game, a craft, slime, whatever and I’m in.
But toys? No way. Playing with toys is so boring to me; I just can’t seem to get into it.
So over the last half of the year, I’ve been trying to encourage him to play independently.
One of the best ways I’ve found he likes to play by himself is with matching games.
He doesn’t like taking turns anyway, so when he plays alone he’s able to have everything to himself!
It’s a win-win for me because he’s not constantly asking me to play and he’s working on a variety of skills like:
- visual memory
- visual discrimination
and much more!
If this sounds like something your kids could use, don’t forget to download your free Halloween memory game by entering your email in the form at the bottom of this post.
Looking for more preschool-friendly ideas? Check out these fun preschool board games here.
Halloween Unit For Kids
Don’t let the Halloween fun stop here! Create an entire Halloween unit study around these printables. Read on below for our favorite ideas.
Of course, you probably know how awesome reading aloud to young kids is for their development! It can help them develop a larger vocabulary, have a love for reading, and learn tons of new stuff!
That’s why we love starting every unit study with books.
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Crafting with kids is a fun and healthy hobby that promotes development. One of the main benefits of crafting is that it helps to develop fine motor skills in children.
But that’s not it! Crafting can also help kids feel a boost in self-esteem, help with focus, and so many other things as well.
Add in some crafts, with some of our favorite Halloween ideas below:
- Zombie Paper Plate Craft
- Frankenstein Cut And Paste Craft
- Handprint Witch Craft
- Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft
Kids will have so much fun with these Halloween pattern block mats. They are great for helping kids learn shapes and colors while also being perfectly spooky!
These Halloween do a dot printables an easy way to help teach letter recognition, counting, number skills, and more! These are perfect for toddlers up to preschoolers–and they will be excited about the end results too!