Do you like candy or do you have a book you can hardly wait to read? I do, its Nancy Carlson’s book, Harriet’s Halloween Candy! I love this book and every time I read it. It brings memories back to me of my own children when they were little. They hid their candy from each other, along with Mom and Dad!
I often read this book the day after Halloween because it follows the timeline of the book. There are so many activities that go along with this delightful book.
One of the games my kiddos love is Harriet’s Candy Game-Find the Piece of Candy.
I line up letter cards in a pocket chart or along a tray. Hide a piece of candy behind an alphabet letter. (You need to have the kiddos turn around or if you have a movable pocket chart to do it secretly).
Now the fun begins, this game is me against the class. The kids have turns guessing where the candy is hiding. (5-8 guesses) if they can guess the letter the candy card is hiding behind, before the 5-8 guesses, they get a point. If they do not guess in 5-8, I get the point. We play this until the class or teacher gets 6 points. The kiddos love this game and ask to play it again and again!
Another game is called Harriet’s Favorites. It is a dice partner game. The kids roll a die and trace numbers. the first number that fills a column of numbers is Harriet’s favorite. The kids squeal with delight when they discover a Harriet favorite. (It’s usually different from their partner) You can also gather class data from this game, that leads into the creative writing!
This resource is a Halloween “Treat” for you.
Here are some other Halloween-related activities: