H is for Halloween & Candy Corn Fun

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

We did not do anything as Cameron Class today, unless you count trying to pick/clean up our house.  However, each boy did get to enjoy school today.

Totally 3:

Thing 2 and I continued our Letter H theme.  After a little bit of handwriting practice, I had Thing 2 make the letter H and h out of candy corns, since candy corns our a favorite Halloween treat.  Thing 2 really enjoyed eating making the letter H. 

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When we finished the making the letter H with the candy corns I had Thing 2 write the letter H and h in white crayon.  Then I wrote Happy Halloween on the paper. After that, I had him locate the letter H on the paper.  He would be get so excited when he would find one.

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Then before he ate all of the candy corns, I had him practice his one to one counting.  After only a few shorts week he is able to one to one count all the way to 10.  I am so proud of him.

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Thing 1 and I had some candy corn fun also.  I introduced him to the number line today for the first time.  As a way to practice using/reading the number line. I used the candy corns to cover up numbers on the number line and have him identify the missing number.  Of course, if he got the correct number he ate the candy corn.  I started by covering up only one number, but quickly progressed to covering up three or four numbers. 

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I turned this into some writing practice by having him write the number that was covered.  This turned out to be a great idea, because he needed the practice writing the numbers.

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Being silly while mommy took the picture.

It was so funny to watch his confidence grow.  At first he would slowly uncover the number, but by the end he would say what the hidden number was and snatch up the candy corn. 

After we finished our sight word practice today, I tried to make our –ap family words into something a little more interesting.  However, it didn’t go as well as I had hoped.  I think that he was just not quiet ready for it yet.  I am going to try the activity again at the end of the week to see if it goes any better.

We finished the day by making a ghost to hang in our front yard.  Using a white trash bag, some small plastic bags, rubber band and a black permanent marker. 

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Do you have any easy Halloween crafts to share?

Comments: 11

  1. I love that last pic, he looks so proud of his ghost 🙂 and I love all the candy corn…I think I would of had trouble concentrating with all that candy though…it’s one of my faves this time of year.

    Thanks for linking up….hope to see you again!!

  2. Tina says:

    Hi , loved the hanging ghost! I took it one step further today with my daycare kids…I first cut the bag in half to make 2 ghosts and to make them smaller. I had them color on the cut garbage bag with permanent markers. After they were done I put on the eyes and mouth. Hung them out on my front porch!! Adorable!! Thanks

    • Thanks for sharing. I had planned to cut the bags in half however, my oldest said he wanted a big ghost. I like the marker idea, I guess I need to invest in some more permanent markers. I know my boys would have loved to have added eyes. Oh, and I am hoping to hang them in our trees in the front yard whenever they get done playing with them. Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your ideas.

  3. I love your ghost! It’s these simple things that I forget about when trying to come up with ideas for my buddies to do. They would LOVE this, it’s easy enough for them to do it on their own AND they would love having a “big” project to take home!

  4. kewkew says:

    I love your number line idea. We love candy corn in this house so I am sure that will go over well.
    I wanted to share our money counting “activity” with you. It really helped the girls with their one to one counting, number recognition and adding or subtracting one at a time.
    I found your blog over at the Math Box linky. I think this is my first time here. Your little ones are adorable. I am subscribing to your emails and following.
    Just wanted to say my girls are 4.5, 3 and 18 mths.

    • I’m so glad you found me and thanks for sharing your counting activity. We love math in our house. I’m also glad to have found someone else who has kids so close together. Have a great day and thanks again for following!

  5. I’m stopping by from the math link up on the Learning Hypothesis. Great post! I love the idea of using the candy corns! My daughter will enjoy that.

    • Thanks for stopping by. I have learned that anything food related works well for my boys!