We played a preschool Halloween Activity, and the world went nuts.
So this year, we are bringing the preschool Halloween activity back and packaging it in a post for you to save on Pinterest (any picture pins) for the years to come. It’s been going strong for three years and we aren’t close to stopping.
Grab your dot stickers because Spider Dots is the bomb!
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Spider Dots began with a simple Breakfast Invitation to play.
You know the drill.
Set an activity up the night before, and the next morning your children are invited to create as you drink your morning coffee.
It’s pretty brilliant, actually. – If you feel like this is a tall order, be sure to check out the Startup Guide to get going.
So per usual, last year we gathered on IG stories for Sunday Night Setup and Spider Dots went bananas. – So much so that I had friends sending me pictures of what their children made at preschool that day. I’ll give you a hint and tell you it had dots, eight legs, and a web.
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Preschool Halloween activities don’t have to be over complicated.
Preschoolers enjoy being invited over to play.
You can tape this activity on the table or to the wall for vertical space.
When games like this are hung on the wall, preschoolers use their upper arm strength which will help with climbing, throwing, and catching. Technically, this is improving gross motor skills.
Get a group, or keep it solo. Either way, invite preschoolers to match the spiders and watch what happens. This Halloween and Monster Color by Number are our favorites!
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This activity is also great for so many ages!
My two-year-old spent the morning trying to match the color on the stickers to the colors of the spiders.
In the image above, you see my four-year-old preparing the stickers by peeling off the backing. We do this to help little fingers grab the stickers with more ease.
Wait, why are peeling stickers important for little hands?
Peeling off stickers, and placing them in a different place helps strengthen tiny fingers. This grasp is going to help make writing a lot more manageable. Remember! Don’t rush writing. Spend lots of time playing fine motor games first.
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What are we waiting for? Let’s get this preschool Halloween activity set up!
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Tape down the white paper roll.
Use a black marker to make a web. I like to use a Google image of children’s Halloween book to help me with my quick design.
Make simple faces on your dot stickers.
Make spider bodies by using your markers (or dot markers) inside the web.
Place your stickers to the left of the web and allow your child to dive in as you prepare breakfast. I like to call these, Breakfast Invitations.
Older kids can have fun matching sight words, and younger children can practice getting the hang of how to peel and place a sticker.
This Halloween, make spider dots your go-to for preschool fun.
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