Here’s another early math game which would be great for a preschool Halloween activity. This one is a witch math game in which your little ones need to help out the spooky witch who’s lost all her broomsticks.
This game is designed to help your little learners develop their counting and number recognition skills.
Can your children help out the witch by carefully counting and passing the right amount of broomsticks to her?
They’ll need to have good counting skills to ensure they collect the right amount of broomsticks and fantastic fine motor skills to be able to pick them up and pass them to her – and they better get it right – they don’t want to be turned into a frog!
Here’s some more Halloween themed printables you may want to check out:
- Halloween I Spy and Counting Game
- Build-A-Frankenstein’s Monster
- Halloween Shadow Matching
- Halloween Pre-Writing Sheets
- Monster Counting Game
What Math Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When playing this Halloween math game, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some early math skills such as:
- Counting skills – they’ll have to count the broomsticks carefully to ensure they are finding the correct amount for the witch
- Number recognition – they’ll need to be able to recognize the numbers to match them up correctly (you may want to keep one set whole to use as flash cards for this)
- One to one correspondence – this important skill (trickier than you may think) is the ability to only touch and count an object of a set once.
- Fine motor skills – they will have to use a good pincer grip to pick up the broomsticks
- Hand-eye coordination – to ensure they can place the broomsticks neatly by the witch
The game contains 10 large witch cards (numbers 1-10) and plenty of broomsticks.
How To Prepare This Witch Math Game
First you’re going to want to download the game by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Once you’ve downloaded them, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out.
I’ve made plenty of broomsticks but you can always print out that page a few times if you want more.
Once they’re all cut out, I’d strongly advise laminating them to keep them nice and so you can reuse them without having to print out more.
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their math skills in a spooky way!
I hope your children enjoy practicing counting with this game – be sure to check back in for more educational printables.
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Grab the Count the Broomsticks Game
Click below to download this Halloween math activity:
You can also check out the other printables that are already available here.
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Until next time,
Let’s nurture those neurons!