Halloween & Dia de los Muertos for 6-8 year olds

There is something special about the last day of the month of October.  Maybe it’s because the seasons are changing.  The leaves are falling off the trees, and everything seems spooky and creepy.  But I love this time of year, because it makes me think of people I’ve loved in the past.  What do you like about Halloween / Dia de los Muertos ?

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Things to do together

  • Learn more with our partner Austin PBS: Play Arthur’s Tricks and Treats Game
  • Take four pieces of candy (4 of the same type of candy) – put one into each of the following liquids: oil, milk, water, vinegar. Do they float or sink? Watch over a few days – how does the candy change? Does the liquid change? When you take the candy out of the liquid – how has it changed?
  • If you have dice, paper, and markers you can play “Roll a monster”. Draw an outline for your monster and then each add features according to your dice rolls, as follows: nose, mouth, claws, hair, eyes, and teeth
  • If you celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, take this time to talk about the family who are no longer with you – what are your best memories of them? What was their favorite food? Drink? A place to go?

Ways to move together

  1. Frankie says – a variation of “Simon Says”. The challenge is to change the movements to fit the Halloween mood. Remember, you should only follow the instruction if it starts with “Frankie says”, otherwise you are out. Some ideas:
    1. Move like a ghost
    2. Show your scariest face
    3. Roll like a pumpkin
    4. Ride a broom
    5. Miaow like a cat
    6. Howl like a werewolf

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you…
  • I learned…

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Halloween & Dia de los Muertos for 6-8 year olds

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