Some Montessori Inspired Halloween activities

Do you celebrate Halloween?

Since I lived in Ireland for a few years, we became big fan of Halloween! This is my daughter's first Halloween costume! She was nearly 1 year old!

However when my children were little, under the age of 6, I was focusing on only some aspects of the celebration. We explored pumpkins and the typical animals related to the celebrations. I stirred away from the fantasy based and scary aspect of the celebration to start with.

As it was all around us, we couldn't avoid the question so I explored the topic nearly every year at home and in the classroom.

Here some of the activities we have done along the years:

We started to explore the orange colour and to explore pumpkins:

One to one correspondance: one spider in one pumpkin basket

(find similar baskets here)

Sorting by size: small and big pumpkins

Transferring with a sieve:

Cards and counters:

I personally prefer to paint the pumpkin than carving it:

This year, I made a few free printables for you to use!

More ressources:

Life cycle of the pumpkin - real pictures

Life cycle of the pumpkin - illustrations

Halloween toys and books at Yes Bebe

Life cycle of a pumpkin puzzle

Type of bats - 3 parts cards

Type of spiders - 3 parts cards

I will share the Halloween inspired books we are reading in the next blog post! So check back in a few days for some more ideas!

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.