Friday, October 29, 2010

Preschool Activity: Halloween Night Creature's Festival

I had three special guests come to the house today.  

A cat,

a bat,

and an owl!

And a little sister, too...

We had Night Creature snacks

We talked about Night Creature facts
and played Night Creature games... 

like Mouse, mouse owl 
(a variation of duck, duck goose),

Pin the tail on the cat,

and outside bat chase...
(I had this cape I got off clearance last year.  
I cut it up to make little toddler bat wings ;))

We read a lot of books today.
I read excerpts about owls, bats and other night animals from this book:

Peek-A-Who? [Book]

Lesson Targets
Fine Motor Skills:  Mixing and shaping mouse cookies
Outdoor/gross motor skills:  Running and playing "bats".  Mouse, mouse, owl game.
New Concepts:  Explanation of "night creatures" and what they do
Art:  Preparing masks
Social:  Cooperating in turn-taking games
Science:  Mixing mouse cookies
Reading:  Learning about Rs.  R was our special letter of the day so I had the kids help me find the missing Rs in our menu and fact finding sheet!

If you'd like to do something like this yourself, you're welcome to use the pdf:

print note:
This fun preschool party can be helpful for kids learning about night creatures. The menu and fact sheet is missing a special letter. Can your preschooler fill it in? The face masks should be printed on black cardstock. Add a popsicle stick with tape so the kids can hold up their masks!

This post is linked up to the site with style!!!
For my SITS girls!


Jackie said...

Great shots! Did you use the 1.8 or the kit lens?

Tara and Tyler said...

Very cute! I hope all the night creatures behaved themselves!

Kristina P. said...

What a fun night! You are so clever.

Donna Perugini said...

Those mice looked so real on the plate! Unless they smelled very good, I don't think I could eat them. :O)

Another excellent lesson, CK! How do you do that?

Tanya said...

So cute! I love themed ideas. And those mice are adorable. Thanks for sharing-

Genevieve Le Bel said...

Found you on SITS! LOVE it!!! Genius ideas! =)
Genevieve (AKA Superchick!)

Shell said...

So very cute!

Renee Ann said...

I'm visiting from the SITS girls contest. This post is adorable! I love your site!

What I Did Today said...

What a great way to teach about nocturnal animals and those mouse cookies are so CUTE! And yummy looking. :)


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