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Halloween Games and Math Center Activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

I have to admit I used to not be into themes.

Over 10 years with my teammates who will tell you themselves they are extra got me into it.

After years of working with 5-year-olds, I have gained a new appreciation for them. The kids get so excited whenever they can participate in a theme, whether it's the color of the day or spirit week!

The kids get so excited whenever they can participate in a theme, whether it's the color of the day or spirit week! To tap into their natural excitement and enthusiasm I created some math dice games and activities with a Halloween theme.

Dice Games

One of my favorite games is called Empty the Board. To play you put a counter on each open spot and every time a number is rolled, you take one counter off until the board is empty!

The other game is called Roll a Tower. To play this game your kiddos will roll a die and build a tower that is the same amount as the number rolled.

Both of these games are differentiated to meet the needs of your students, and are super easy to prep! You just print the mats, laminate them, or put them into a sheet protector and play!

Spinner Game

Spin, Count, and Cover is a game that will have your students counting a lot, and they won’t even realize all the practice they are getting!

To play this game, your students will spin the spinner, count how many items are on the 10 frames, and cover the number you’ve spun with a counter. If you have themed counters this would be a fun time to add them in! You can also get it on the website store!

Escaping Spiders! Building Thinking Classrooms Math Task

In this Halloween counting spiders activity, your students have to figure out how many spider legs have escaped the haunted house!

Your students will practice counting, grouping, repeated addition, and multiplication.

The great thing about this type of activity is that students can use what they have learned in the past to create new meaning and develop more efficient strategies that make sense to them!

Plus, like I said at the beginning, kids love a good theme!

You can purchase all of these Halloween activities in this bundle!

I hope your students have fun with these Halloween math games and enjoy the spooky season!

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