The days are growing shorter once again and the leaves are beginning to turn.  Fall is in the air, which means Halloween is right around the corner.  Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from Kindergarten teacher and CKA Board Member, Kimberly DeMille.  Her tear art jack-o’-lanterns are great for building fine motor skills while also getting your class in a Halloween mood.


She shares with us that, “They tear the paper, then apply wet glue in a circle.  Then they lay the torn paper on the glue.  After that they tear the yellow and green and add those details.”

Looking for other ways to get in a Halloween mood?  These Halloween songs will set the mood:

If You’re a Monster and You Know It,

Ten Little Pumpkins – Counting in Kindergarten is Just Halloween Fun!,

Five Little Pumpkins – A Halloween Poem,

The Feet on the Witch – A Halloween Song.

While these past posts will keep you busy learning while you celebrate the holiday:

Halloween Scavenger Hunt


Cotton Swab (Q-Tip) Skeletons


Sing the Sounds the Batman Way!


Have another great idea for getting in the Halloween spirit?  Please share!  We’d love to hear from you.