Do you feel overwhelmed trying to engage your class in fun ways? Sometimes it can be very time consuming to think and plan all the center or small group activities needed to engage students. Planning for each center during the week takes time so having small groups planned out by the month can be helpful.
Below are 9 Fun Fall Engaging Activities that will help your small groups, center time learning come to life for the season.
You can plan for each month and place the materials for each small group in a tote that way you have a selection of engaging hands-on activities ready to go.
- This Halloween Small Group Activity or Center Pack can be used with Pre-K, Kindergarten and differentiated for special education students in later grades as well.
2. Measurement of non-standard units lends itself to a fun hands-on way to measure. You can add candy pumpkins, paperclips and other ways to measure how tall the monster is to extend the learning.
3. Halloween Erasers You can find witches, ghosts, pumpkins and more at the Dollar Tree. They are great hands on manipulatives for counting up to higher numbers and creating patterns.
These Monster Patterns are great for introducing the skill.
4. Spider Ring Counting with 1 to 1 correspondence
5. Sensory Tubs
Halloween Noodles with hidden objects in them such as bugs or alphabet letters can make a sensory bin educational while having a spooktacular time!
6. Apple Pie Sensory Bin is a favorite for students in the Fall.
They can pretend to make apple pies after learning about apples. They can also count, sort by color and size, and make patterns.
You will need a sensory tub, Apples, oatmeal, spoons, pie pans, cinnamon sticks, potpourri or baby pine cones to complete the sensory fun.
7. Interactive Prepositional Speech and Literacy Book
They work well for small group, whole group or one on one for Speech Therapy sessions. Students enjoy coming up and placing the Monster in, under, beside, between, behind, and more while singing to the tune of Frere’ Jacques.
Little Monster Where Are You?
8. Morning Work Binders These work well for All Students or used individually for students on the Autism Spectrum.
If you already have a morning binder simply adding new pages for Fall can keep them motivated and engaged.
9. Here is a Monster Subtraction FREEBIE for you with some fun Monster Numbers 1-15 to use with your other creative activities.
If you enjoyed learning about how to teach prepositional phrases with the Little Monster Where Are You? Interactive Book. Then you may enjoy having the BUNDLE.
The BUNDLE comes with Mr. Turkey, Where Are You? to continue the Fall fun. To extend learning after the book students enjoy hiding Mr. Turkey in the classroom as well to further enhance the prepositional vocabulary words in sentences.
Santa Claus, Where Are You?
Snowman, Snowman Where are You?
The whole bundle includes
- One book for teaching the concept that shows where the monster, turkey, or Santa is.
- One book without the Monster so children can place the Monster in front of, on, under, etc. to practice learning the vocabulary.
At the end of each book, the book ends with catching the Monster, Turkey, Santa, Snowman, and the Easter Bunny!
Five Worksheets for students to practice the skill and use their imagination is included with each seasonal book. These can work well for assessment pieces. My favorite thing to do is make a class book to read!
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