A Halloween party in a Montessori classroom may look different from parties at other schools. We believe that the classroom belongs to the children and it is their community. We allow and encourage the children to be a part of the planning and preparation.
This child’s mother brought in cider to share with the group. Here she is using her pouring skills to pour cider for her classmates.
We decided to have a little sweet treat and candy corn has been a big lunch hit lately. Here two Kindergartners use their math skills to divide up the candy corns between the cups.
This Kindergartner wanted to do more to help so he made sure to count out the correct number of napkins for everyone.
The afternoon children baked pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins the day before.
The teachers did help by carving out two jack o’lanterns.
We also provided small pumpkins for the children to take home as a treat.
He chooses one from the bowl to put in his backpack.
During the celebration, we had our snacks and cider.
We also played games. Some children took turns drumming to a Halloween song.
A teacher plays the ukulele while the children sing.
Overall it was a lovely Halloween celebration that was enjoyed by all!