Count down to Halloween

Count down the last 10 days to Halloween with these fun activities and books. See our count down calendar below along with a story recommendation for each day.  


Print pumpkins and Halloween characters on heavy printing paper and cut out.

FREE Pumpkin and Halloween character printables

Laminate items for extra strength. Attach small magnets or Velcro pieces to the pumpkin stems. Secure the Halloween characters in a row on a magnet or felt board. Cover each character with a pumpkin in reverse order from 10-1. 

Preschool Activities: 

Explain to children that you will count down to Halloween by removing one pumpkin at a time to reveal a Halloween character beneath. Each day, choose a child to remove a pumpkin. Then have children count the number of pumpkins left on the board. The day that the last pumpkin (1) is removed will be Halloween.

Preschool Activities: 

Preschool Activities: 

October 22 (Pumpkin 10 - Witch)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Room on the Broom

Visit us again soon to view our Room on the Broom crafts, activities, and games.

October 23 (Pumpkin 9 - Bat)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

View our free Bat resources on our Twiggle Magazine and on Kidssoup

October 24 (Pumpkin 8 - Skeleton)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Dem Bones

Sing the song: Dry Bones (or Skeleton Bones) Song and Lyrics

October 25 (Pumpkin 7 - Monsters)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

View our other Monsters resources.

October 26 (Pumpkin 6 - Mummy)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Where's My Mummy?

October 27 (Pumpkin 5 - Vampire)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Big Pumpkin

View our pumpkin crafts and activities and our Jack-o'lantern resources.

October 28 (Pumpkin 4 - black cat)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Moonlight: The Halloween Cat

October 29 (Pumpkin 3 - Ghosts)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Ten Timid Ghosts (Read With Me Paperbacks)

October 30 (Pumpkin 2 - The Night Before Halloween)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: The Night before Halloween (Reading Railroad)

October 31 (Pumpkin 1 - Halloween)

Preschool Activities: 

Book: Just Say Boo!


View more preschool and kindergarten Halloween activities and crafts



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Preschool and kindergarten activities and crafts from KidsSoup
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