In the past few years, I have posted some of my favorite songs and videos about shapes, counting, multiplication, coins, time, fractions, teen numbers, area and perimeter and addition facts. I try to keep these posts up to date with the latest songs and videos I am using with my students. They are a great way to get a little movement break while still working on important math concepts. Today I want to share with you some fun Halloween themed You Tube Videos that are a great way to review math topics while having some holiday fun and movement.
I have several kindergarten friends this year who are still struggling with one to one correspondence, counting to 20 and recognizing single digit numbers. The following few videos are a good way to work on these important ideas. I like to sing along with them and work with them to make up finger plays or dances to go with them.
I love the 10 in the bed rhyme for working on combinations of 10 and basic subtraction ideas. This is a fun Halloween version of the classic song.
Another great basic subtraction song/video!
Can you tell my first graders are working on subtraction? This isn't a Halloween song per say but it is all about pirates (and subtraction!) so it fits in well with out theme!
We are also having a great time using our pumpkin 10 frames in both K & 1. Next week we will read the story How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? We will follow up the story with cutting open some pumpkins ourselves and do a counting and estimating routine.
Do you have a favorite Halloween song/video for teaching kids about math? Tell us about it in the comments below!