Halloween Math with Pumpkin Rocks

Want a fun way to sneak in some Halloween math into the holiday’s festivities?  These three Halloween math activities using pumpkin rocks are sure to please.  We have so much fun with Halloween here at Kids Activities Blog!

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Halloween Math

We recently turned some of our rock collection into pumpkin rocks. The pumpkin rocks are a super easy Halloween craft all on their own. Use them in some math games for an added bonus. halloween math

Counting Pumpkins with Number Circles

Materials:

  • paper
  • marker
  • pumpkin rocks (regular rocks or other tokens will work, too)

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Setup:

Draw circles on a piece of paper. Number the circles.

How to Play:

Place the pumpkin rocks on the numbered circles. Count the pumpkins as you place them on the circles. Count the pumpkins as you take them off of the circles.

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Halloween Math Activities

Pumpkin Number Match

Use the same materials from the Counting Pumpkins with Number Circles Game. Write numbers on the bottom of the rocks with a permanent marker.

How to Play:

Match the numbers on the bottom of the pumpkin rocks to the numbers in the circles.

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Halloween Math Games

Counting Pumpkins with Number Cards

Materials:

  • paper (3 pieces of cardstock works well)
  • marker
  • pumpkin rocks (regular rocks or other tokens will work, too)

Setup:

  1. Cut 3 pieces of paper into fourths. (You now have 12 cards.)
  2. Number the cards from 1-12. Write the number words on each card as well.

How to Play:

Draw a card. Place the correct number of pumpkins on the card.

Other Ways to Play with Halloween Math for Older Kids:

  • You can practice higher numbers by having each rock represent a certain value. (Example: Have a card labeled 50. Each rock represents 10. You would place 5 rocks on the card to equal 50.)
  •  Use even numbers, and practice counting by two’s.
  • Combine cards to practice addition or subtraction. (Example Card 5 + Card 1 = ?. Place the correct number of rocks on each card. Then solve the problem and choose the correct card.)

More Kids Activities

Halloween math doesn’t have to be spooky.  Treat your kids by making learning fun with Halloween math activities like these.  We have more fun Halloween kids activities for you to check out:



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