Halloween Math

Happy Monday!  How was your day?  Did you get the day off school?  Out here in Northern CA, we were hard at work.  This is the one day out of the year that my husband loves to rub in the fact that he gets the day off and I do not (he is a banker).  I guess I can give him one day.  

I will tell you that I was a little worried this morning.  I thought it was going to be an Alexander day.  First off, I went to pour my first cup off coffee that I had heard brewing away only to notice that I had forgotten to put the coffee grinds in.  Hot water was not going to wake me up.  So I had to wait another ten minutes for coffee with actual coffee in it, ugh!  Next on my drive to work, I hit a red light at every single stop light along the way.  Let me back up and tell you about my commute.  I live about 3 miles from my school and on this 3 mile drive, there are 11 stoplights.  Yes, I have counted them.  That's a lot of stoplights in 3 miles.  Luckily the rest of my day turned out just fine.  In fact I began to pull out Halloween stuff.  Halloween makes me smile.  

I love Halloween!  It's such a fun time to be creative and be someone or something else.  I always love to see what my kids come dressed as for our school-wide costume parade.  Here are some of the math activities that will be in math tubs for Halloween.  First up, candy corn math.  It's always dangerous when I buy a bag of this stuff.  It usually disappears before the kids get a chance to use it.

The next one is a read the room activity.  I tape these fall picture cards around the room.  The kids act like detectives and try to find them.  Once they do, they count the number of items on the card and write the number along with tally marks.

Math equation sort.  They kids love this when I add a sand timer.  They like to see how fast they can do it.

Number order

This is a new one for my kids,  Part-Part-Whole.  My kids who went to this tub really enjoyed this one.

All of these are include in my Halloween Math Center Fun Pack.

Two others that are included in this pack, but not pictured are  Find, Tally and Graph-Halloween and Roll, Graph and Do- Halloween.

Have a great week and don't worry, I have already put the coffee into the coffee maker.  I can feel tomorrow will start off better.


  1. Always looking for creative holiday ideas, thanks for the resources!

  2. Love the idea to measure with candy corn! So cute!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Absolutely love it, the part part whole is my favorite - any chance to win it? --Rosy

  4. Love the ideas. Wish I had seen them sooner. Now that Halloween has come and gone and "turkey season" is upon us, I wonder if a Thanksgiving theme could be used?


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