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Does your family celebrate Halloween?
My kids have been looking forward to Halloween for quite some time now!
Now that we are in October, I thought we could start a countdown to Halloween with a simple paper chain activity.
This is a great way to celebrate a holiday while also working on number knowledge.
Note: You can find more Halloween ideas on my Halloween Activities for Kids page.
The kids cut the paper into strips about 1.5 inches wide. To make this easier for them, I drew lines on the paper for them to follow.
Once they cut the paper into strips, I numbered them from 1 to 31 for each day in October.
The kids then did a fantastic job of working together to assemble the strips of paper into a chain.
Finally, we hung the chain in our kitchen. On October 1, my daughter found the first chain and tore it off.
We are including this chain tearing ritual as part of our morning calendar time each day. The kids are already so excited!
More Halloween resources
More Halloween posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about Halloween
- Mason jar jack-o-lantern
- Candy experiments
- Halloween Montessori activities
- Toilet paper mummies
- Describe a pumpkin using all five senses
- Drip painted pumpkins
- Jack-o-lantern Printables Pack
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween do-a-dot printables