Here's an idea for making a super-fun, super-easy Halloween counting book.
I got the idea last year when my daughter and I made a similar one last Halloween in a class we were taking. At the time she was only 2 so I did most of the work. Now that she's 3 year old she insisted on doing practically the entire thing herself---what a difference a year makes!
This book requires minimal materials and hits heavy with oodles of delicious learning opportunities like:
*Number words recognition
*Practice fine motor skills through cutting, stamping, lacing and writing
*Develop reading self-esteem and risk-taking through practicing a familiar text
*Opportunity to extend the challenge by using advanced counting skills (If there are 8 legs on a spider how many legs on 4 spiders? etc...etc..)
*Practice letter and number writing skills
*A mini-lesson in recycling
Step 1: Gather necessary materials
Most of the materials you probably have around the house already..awesome...and if not it's easy to adjust so you don't have to make an extra trip to the store.
For the spider book you will need:
white paper (we used 9x12)
a few thumbs