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 has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.

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