Halloween Math Activities, Halloween Math Worksheets
Halloween Math
Activities
Check out these Fun
Halloween Math Activities Ideas
Spooky
Buzz is a favorite counting game for many children. But you are
bound to find that they'll like the Halloween version even more.
Players sit in a circle and start to count
around the circle. But when a player comes to the number 7, a
multiple of 7, e.g. 14 or 35 or any number with a 7 digit, e.g.
27, the player says buzz instead of the number. When a player
doesn't say 'Buzz' at the appropriate time, the player is out.
In the Halloween version the word buzz can
be replaced with a Halloween word, e.g. 'spooky' or 'scary' or
'ghost'. Try to count to 70 which would be a 'spooky' number and
then continue on counting - spooky-one, spooky-two, etc as
players can't say 'seventy-one'.
4 Dice Skeleton
This game requires 4 dice and a copy of the alphabet with a
number value beside each letter, i.e. a-1, b-2, c-3, d-4 etc.
Each player also has a piece of paper with 8 dashes on it, ready
to write the word SKELETON.
The object of the game is to write the
word SKELETON, by rolling the total value for each letter.
If a player rolls 5, 3, 3 and 1, these are
added to 12 which is a letter 'L'. The player can then put the
letter 'L' into their word. If a player rolls 1, 1, 1 and 2,
they can write in the letter 'E' both times in the word. The
first player to finish their word SKELETON is the winner. The
game can also be played with other Halloween words, but don't
include any words that contain an A, B, C, Y or Z as with 4 dice
it is impossible to throw 1, 2, 3, 25 or 26. Try using the words
- FRIGHTEN, MONSTER or PUMPKIN. Words like HALLOWEEN,
FRANKENSTEIN or JACK-O'-LANTERN can also be used if the A's and
C's are written in before starting the game.
A shorter version of this game is to have
each person working on completing one word.
The person who completes it with the last letter is the winner.
Predicting Pumpkin
Measurements
Introduce a few pumpkins to the classroom
and you can get kids, estimating and comparing mass,
circumferences, diameters and heights. This is a fun Halloween
maths activity to get kids practicing measuring. All you need is three - five pumpkins
labeled with a letter on each.
Have children record their estimated mass,
circumference, diameter and height for each. Children can also
record the order of the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest and
from smallest circumference to largest. The same can be done for
diameter and height. Then have the students measure and record
these things. Children can then compare their estimates with the
actual measures.
Halloween Brain Teasers
Halloween Brain Teasers are also a great way to get kids busy
with math. Simply take your favorite Brain Teasers and change
the characters and situations to a Halloween character or
situation.
Here's a couple to get you started.
Dracula only likes red candy and
Frankenstein only likes black candy. There are 6 pieces of red
candy, 9 pieces of black candy and 4 pieces of blue candy in a
bag. What is the minimum number of pieces of candy that Dracula
will need to pick, without looking at them to make sure that he
gets at least 1 piece of red candy? How many pieces will
Frankenstein need to pick out to make sure he gets at least 1
black piece?
Dracula has 3 pairs of pants - black,
brown and blue, 2 shirts - black and white and 3 capes - black,
red and blue. Name all of the different outfits that he can
wear, e.g. black pants, white shirt and red cape. How many
different outfits can he make?
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Over
60 pages of Printable Kids Halloween Activities
including Halloween Word Puzzles, Halloween Math Worksheets,
Halloween Writing Activities, Kids Halloween Mazes,
Halloween Cards, Halloween Bookmarks and Halloween Coloring
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Colorful Kids Halloween Games to print and play -
including dominoes, bingo, board games, riddle match game
and games sheets
20
Color Halloween Brain Teasers Cards to print - complete
with answers
Games for Hallow-e'en Book full of Halloween Game Ideas
for kids to entertain kids at home, at school or at a
Halloween Party.