Fall is here, and that means many fun things, including Halloween. At my school, we don’t really celebrate Halloween, but I still enjoy having a fun and festive day in the classroom with my students. So, each year in the fall, we have a harvest party!
I usually pick some games for the party and run them like centers or rotations. I divide the students into small groups, and they rotate through the games or activities so that they get to play each one! There are many activities you could include, like these 5 harvest party games for kids, which I think are super fun!
You can do so much with a simple bowling game, in addition to having loads of fun! You can work on counting, subtraction (how many pins are left?) and more. This fall bowling set from Oriental Trading is fast to set up and has a super cute theme (the ball is even a pumpkin!)
2. Fill the Frame
I love to incorporate learning activities into our harvest party. This fill the frame game is simple and fun! Simply roll the dice and add that number of items to your frame. If you get to 10 before your partner, you win!
This game is easily made seasonal by using fun items in the frames. We used these adorable pumpkin stress toys in ours. They are perfect to squeeze while you wait your turn, too!
To differentiate for your students or provide a challenge, you could play with a 20 frame and use two dice for an addition version! In the 20 frame game we used these halloween color mini rubber ducks. They were the perfect size and fun, too!
Download Fill the Frame
You can download the free game template by clicking HERE!
3. Monster Bean Bag Toss
In this game you can not only work on aim and throwing skills, but also counting and subtraction! This Monster Bean Bag Game is active and gets kids moving as they take turns trying to knock down all the cans in one throw!
4. Pumpkin Toss
Another game to get kids up and moving is this pumpkin bean bag toss game. You can play by either taking turns and seeing who can hit the highest number, or you could even add up totals and see which group scored the highest. Aiming for that 50 is fun!
It comes with 3 pumpkin bean bags, which I was excited to have because we know that we teachers are excellent at using things for multiple activities (songs, chants at circle time, these pumpkins will be used a ton this season!)
5. Pumpkin Race
Another simple but fun counting game! In pumpkin race, you take turns rolling the dice and moving your marker to see who gets to the pumpkin first! We used orange playdough balls to make “pumpkins” but you could use the candy pumpkins, pom poms, or anything else as a marker.
Download Pumpkin Race
You can download the pumpkin race game by clicking HERE!
Do you celebrate Halloween at your school or home? If so, what do you do?
Do you have any fun games you love for fall? Leave a comment and let me know so I can give them a try too!
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