Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Following Directions & Reinforcement

Put down your mouse...step away from your computer...and head over to Target dollar spot!  They have the cutest Halloween and Thanksgiving goodies right now.  Look at these adorable boxes that I snagged!

Cute right?!  I'm using them as containers to go with my latest TPT game: Halloween Following Directions/Reinforcement.  :)  I love it when I can do multiple things with one game or activity.  This game lets kids use sweet little cupcakes, cats, owls, and pumpkins to practice following directions.  I am obsessed with this clipart!

The first thing you need to do is print and cut out all the Halloween circles.  You could also use a 2.5 inch circle cut to speed up the process.  I used my 3 inch scalloped circle cut to make them fancy.

To play the following directions game, turn all the cards face down.  On their turn, each student chooses a card (or 2 or 3 cards for multi-step) and completes the direction written on the card.  The cards include concepts like colors, shapes, quantity, right/left, etc. along with more simple tasks.  If they do the direction correctly, they get to keep the card.  My kids put them in the super-cute Halloween containers!  If they don't complete it correctly, another student gets to try for the card.  The person with the most cards when they all run out is the winner.

But watch out for the SPOOKED cards! 
If you draw one, you must put all your cards back.

Haha.  I love those vampire owls!

You can also use this game as a reinforcer to go with ANY card deck!!  To play, put all the cards face down.  If the student says their sound/uses their fluency strategy/answers their question correctly, they get to pick a Halloween card and follow the fun direction.  Once their turn is completed, they keep the card.  If they draw a spooked card, they have to put all their cards back.  The person with the most cards when they all run out is the winner.

You can download this game from my TPT store HERE.  If you do, pretty please leave a review to let me know what you think!

Hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine.  :)

P.S.  Don't forget to enter the TPT store giveaway!!  You could win this game or any other one you like.  It ends at midnight!  Check it out here.


  1. Where do you get the 3 in scalloped circle cutter?! I need one!

    Adorable activity!

    1. Thanks! I think I got mine at JoAnn's. They can run kind of pricey, so I always wait for a coupon. Plus, we get a teacher discount there!


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