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Play bewitching Halloween-time teaching tricks with your class to help students master basic skills.
Which Witch is Which? – Children in the early grades love games that compare and match images.
Build visual acuity by posting three witches next to each other on a board.
Ask the class to compare the witches by pointing on your command to the littlest witch, the bigger witch, and the biggest witch of all.
Which Witch has a Cat? – Lead kids in another activity that compares the witches’ images.
Read a short rhyme aloud about the difference between the littlest witch and the bigger one…
Bigger Witch has a crooked tipped hat.
What’s missing next to her?
It’s Littlest Witch’s funny black cat!
Poem for the Halloween Scene – Reinforce the comparison about sizes of the witches by reciting a couplet poem about the biggest witch of all…
Biggest Witch has a face of green,
She loves being biggest on the Halloween scene!
Which Witches Match? – Challenge young children to match the two witches who are wearing the same costume.
Ask the class to point to the witch who is wearing a different costume than the other two.
Invite a volunteer to touch the two witches that match.
Ask what else is the same and/or different about the three witches.
Which Witch is Laughing? – Dramatic voices quickly catch kids’ attention.
Add attention-getting fun to this bewitching Halloween-time teaching trick by “bringing the witches to life” with different voices.
When your student volunteer touches the two witches that match, make each one “laugh aloud” for more spooky fun.
Invite another student to “make Littlest Witch talk,” if time permits.
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