When children are in the 1st grade, the sense of needed fun things will be greater than adults. At the moment of Halloween, which should be given specialties and even celebrations, children will demand fun activities to do. Not many kids love Math, but some schools make Math assignments to do at home even on Halloween. So, even though the child tries to reject it, doing math must still be done because it is his duty as a student.
Math 1st grade has very basic content for knowledge. There are many explanations about the origin of value numbers as well as simple formulas for solving basic calculation operations. In 1st grade, value numbers are not given in large numbers like the next level from 1st grade because they are still a transitional level from Kindergarten. Likewise with the various types of math tasks given. The task will contain simple questions and do not take much time to solve such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on a scale of numbers 1 to 10.
Celebrating Halloween with the task of math for 1st grade will be less burdensome if the worksheets have a point of interest and still give Halloween vibes when doing it. This can also be a way to appreciate the time the child is given to work on worksheets even though there is a Halloween celebration. For example, you can assign Halloween vibes to designs that support Math tasks on the sheets. Suppose there are various numbers of vampires arranged in a group in the sheet, then insert space in the design for the space to write down the value numbers made in the order of the vampire designs on the sheet.
Now that you know how to make 1st graders do Math on Halloween day, you need a way to create or get Math content sheets. In popular software like Microsoft Office which is recognized for its features in creating documents, you can try it using Word. There are kinds of clipart that you might use or shapes that can be transformed into designs with Halloween vibes. Then afterward the Math content can be combined. If you have software to make designs, of course, it will be better than Microsoft office because the tools and concerns of special design software will be more detailed than the office.
In the fall semester, the Halloween theme is the perfect theme you can choose. If you want to increase your students’ skills of coloring and number memorizing, using color by number is a great way for it.
Choose the template which appropriates the students. For the 1st grade, you can select a bit complex form that consists of 6 numbers on it. In terms of the design, the picture template is a great choice. It can be a witch, pumpkin, bat, and many more.
To work with the worksheet, students require to color it based on the color code provided. Make sure you explain the rules clearly so they can execute them well.
This kind of activity can help your students to increase their number memorization along with coloring recognition. It also encourages their creativity and fine motor skills.
During Halloween, you might want to make your students do the activities related to this commercial holiday. It can be crafted, for experiments, classroom parties, and many more.
When it comes to science experiments, you can choose the ones which safety for them while also kid friendly. Wizard brew can be a choice. Select safety ingredients of hydrogen peroxide and yeast. It will show them a cool chemical reaction that makes kids amazed by it.
A candy potion would be awesome too. You may provide them with the liquid and let them experiment with the color and also flavor.
Other kid-friendly experiments you can choose from are taking the acid from candy, making the gummy worms dance, watching out for a decomposing pumpkin, and many other fun yet safe experiments.
A scavenger hunt is one of the activities which popular among children. It is such a versatile game you can arrange for any occasion. If you cannot hold this out outdoor, you can still use the classroom for it.
To arrange this game in the classroom, you can start with the preparation first. Serve the items you want to spread around the class. Go with the scary creatures that kids are familiar with and make sure you already teach them.
Provide the scavenger hunt form which consists of the list of Halloween items you use. In the gameplay, kids have to give the marks on the lists after they found items you’ve spread.