Monsters, Bats and Spiders…OH MY!!! Since kindergarten teachers tend to organize and teach according to holidays, themes, and seasons, take this month to introduce academic skills using monsters, bats and spiders. Here are some fun, engaging and purposeful October Activities For Kindergarten.

Books

Reading is a huge part of kindergarten. Having a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books available for all topics is (in my opinion) imperative.

Here a a few books for this month that kindergarteners will love.

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Go to Blog post “Picture Books In the Kindergarten Classroom” for more information.

Anchor Charts

Using interactive anchor charts to label and organize the information your students are learning is a fun, engaging and meaningful way to show and reinforce skills. Butcher paper or chart paper is a simple way to label a bat for this October topic. Not only is this purposeful, but adds ambience to your classroom.

Cut out a bat on black butcher paper. Then take sentence strips for labeling parts-of-the-bat. After reading about bats, your students can then help with labeling.

Parts Of A Bat

Need more information on anchor charts in the kindergarten classroom? Go to post “Must-Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts” and “Classroom Management Anchor Charts“.

Literacy

This hands-on letter matching web craft is perfect for your kindergarten students. This is not only perfect for practicing upper and lowercase letter matching, but strengthens fine motor skills. Just take a paper plate and write upper and lowercase letters around the perimeter. Punch holes next to each letter using a hole puncher. Tape black yarn to the back of the plate. Now your little learners can thread the yarn through the plate and match the letters. Fun, engaging and purposeful activity!!! This can be used for other academic skills as well. Try using this multi-purpose activity for numerals.

Do you want another **FREEBIE** for your literacy center for this month? Here is a perfect activity for teaching positional words. Just download, print, cut, staple, add yarn and spider, and VOILA!!! You have an October themed positional word book your students will love. Once again–another engaging, intentional, and purposeful activity for your little learners.

@kindergarten_chaos

🦇Bats and 🕷️spiders are a great non-fiction/informational theme to cover in the classroom! It provides multiple opportunities to introduce non-fiction/informational texts and writing to little learners! It’s also fun to learn facts about them!🕸️ But here is a fun AND FREE addition to that unit! 🕷️Where is Spider? Positional Word Book! 🕸️ This is available in my site, Kindergarten Chaos! #kindergartenchaos #tiktokteacher #handsonlearning #teachertok #learningisfun #preschool #spiders #octoberactivities

♬ Stranger Things – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Digital Activity

This is a fun, interactive, informational digital activity. Your students can learn all about spiders and bats with this Boom Card. Use this activity for your technology center with small groups, individual practice, or fast finishers.

Math

Here is a monster activity for this month that is so versatile. This can be used for whole group, small group or even individual practice. This is a **FREEBIE** printable that is very low prep and your kiddos will love rolling the dice and drawing the monster. All you need is butcher paper, white board, or simply paper. Add the printable and dice. Your students roll the dice, count out the spaces, then draw the monster part they land on. Fun!!!

@kindergarten_chaos

Roll a Monster game!! 👹👾Please leave some love on this post or share with another teacher! 🤗🧡In exchange, I’ll give you this FREE printable game board! #kindergarten #teach #teachersoftiktok #teachershelpingteachers #education #iteachprek #littlelearners #teacher #iteachk #homeschool #monster

♬ The Monster Mash – Sing N Play

Check out this post for more on this fun activity!! “Printable Roll A Monster Game FREEBIE

How about another **FREEBIE**? Monster ten frames for more counting practice. Just download, print, and add fun “googly eyes” for manipulative counters. Perfect for this seasons whole group, small group, or even individual practice.

Go to post “Monster Ten Frames” for more on this fun and engaging activity.

Monster Slime

Since students tend to get a little antsy the day before the dress-up parade or holiday party, I found that making “Monster Slime” is a way to continue academic instruction while having fun and keeping the kindergarteners engaged. This is simple and your students have a take-home gift for the weekend. Go to post “How To Make Monster Slime + Free Label” for complete recipe and directions. AND– don’t forget to add your **FREEBIE** labels!! Perfect way to end the month!!

@kindergarten_chaos

This Monster Slime is a perfect alternative to candy and makes a fun How-To writing project for Little Learners! 1. Glue 2. Elmer’s Magical Liquid 3. Food Coloring 4. Mix until it activates into slime 5. Add googly eyes #kindergarten #iteachk #teachersoftiktok #teach #education #homeschool #slime

♬ Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

Sensory Monster Idea

Here is a fun sensory activity for your little learners. Low prep and low cost fun for monster ideas. Just draw monster on a ziplock baggie. Then add colored hair gel. (Dollar store). Add googly eyes and close baggie. Students can now roll dice and move that number of googly eyes onto monster. Another fun idea for your kindergarten classroom!!

@kindergarten_chaos

This is a fun activity for home or school! 👾 Simple ingredients and you can even turn it into a math game, by using a dice. 👾This would also be fun party activity if you are having a class party at the end of the month! ➡️Don’t forget to add this video to your favorites & share this if you liked it! 💬Of course, I would also love to hear if you have tried this! #kindergartenchaos #tiktokteacher #octoberactivities #kindergarten #teachertips #handsonlearning #sensoryplay #sensoryactivities

♬ Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

Having meaningful, intentional, and engaging October Monsters, Bats and Spiders For Kindergarten activities is a must. What other activities do you have for this time of year? Please leave comments below.

Do you want more MONSTER ideas? Go to “Monsters in the Classroom” for more ideas and information.

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