Wednesday, September 15, 2021

5 Easy Halloween Festival Ideas for Montessori Preschool in Chatsworth

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 The history of Halloween is a great subject to learn about at your Montessori preschool in Chatsworth. On the other hand, a fall festival with exciting games, educational activities, and loads of fun is more appropriate in the Montessori style of education. These 5 ideas will get you started and are sure to give you some unique ideas to build on.

  1. Face Painting Fun

Instead of scary costumes in Montessori preschool, Chatsworth kids can have fun with face paints. It’s a good idea to have someone available who has a little experience at face art, but most of the fun for kids will be doing face painting for themselves-- or offering it for others. The paints will wash off later!

  1. Pumpkin Seed Toss

Divide a sheet of construction paper into squares, and put a number between 1 and 9 in each square. Keep the lower numbers toward the base of the sheet and the higher ones near the top. The object of the game is to toss pumpkin seeds onto the squares, and then add the numbers in the squares.

  1. Shelling Peas

A bushel of fresh-picked peas and some small bowls make a great game where children try to fill their bowls with shelled peas. This activity helps develop fine motor skills, improves critical thinking, and helps children be more interactive with others.

  1. Mini Pumpkin Cornhole

A few mini pumpkins and a large piece of cardboard are the basics for a simple game of cornhole. You’ll need to cut a few scoring holes in the cardboard, but you can lay it flat on the ground instead of propped on a stand. Adjust the distance from the target according to the abilities of the partiers.

  1. Classic Party Games

No festival is complete without a few classic games like three-legged races, balloon hot potato, and the like. Choose activities that are suitable for all ages, and make sure the smallest kids get included in the fun.

The Autumn season is perfect for all sorts of themed crafts, from carving silly pumpkins to making cookies and other seasonal treats. Use crafting activities as a lead-in to the festival, so that the kids can decorate using their own artwork, popcorn garlands, and streamers. Don’t forget to include a few educational opportunities such as counting and sorting.