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Halloween Countdown Calendar
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Halloween Countdown Calendar

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Count down the days until Halloween with a spooky, kooky mobile calendar you can hang anywhere!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 6th grade / 3 - 11 years

You will need:


  1. Print and cut out the Pumpkin Template, five for each child. Have kids color the pumpkins.
  2. Cut the black construction paper into 12" x 4.5" strips (simply cut the 12" x 9" pieces in half). Cut enough strips for each child to have one. Punch five holes along one of the 12" long edges. Then punch one hole at the top-center of the opposite 12" edge.
  3. Invite kids to decorate the strips with fun collage materials. Note: The top of the craft is the side with the single hole punch, so kids should decorate accordingly.
  4. Have kids write the numbers 1–5 on five pumpkins. (For younger children, write the numbers on the pumpkins for them.)
  5. Help kids take five pipe stems and attach a pumpkin to one end of each. Then have them attach the available ends of each pipe stem onto one of the available five prepunched holes. Be sure they attach the pumpkins in reverse order (5 to 1), since this is a countdown calendar.
  6. Finally, have kids attach one more pipe stem to the top, prepunched hole.
  7. Let the countdown begin!
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