Oscar, The Hallowiener

Crispy air, PUMPKINS, and changing colors only mean one thing... It's time for my favorite read aloud, The Hallowiener by Dav Pilkey!

Year after year, I read this picture book to my students and fall in love with the message and, main character, Oscar all over again. This year, I wanted to make sure that The Hallowiener is more than just a read aloud but a week long learning party with Oscar being the STAR. To see more about this read aloud kit - you can click the blue button below, but keep reading for your freebie! 

Not only does Hallowiener promote kindness, but Oscar is an awesome character to analyze with your students and one that they can easily see change from beginning to end. My kiddos have always been a fan of describing Oscar's outward appearance and rocking a character hat full of Oscar's traits will surly excite them.

And since Oscar in his hotdog costume is the star of the week, it must make an appearance in a literacy center, too. Grab this freebie activity and let your kiddos practice letter recognition and formation by making mustard letters on Oscar's adorable costume that saved Halloween night!

Decompose with Bowling

Hands-on decomposing was ALL the rage last year in my kindergarten classroom thanks to these AMAZING mummy bowling pins from Target's Halloween section for $10. I paired them with this easy to use matching FREEBIE.

My kinder's had already learned how to subtract/decompose numbers, so I was able to offer this activity as a center rotation ALL month, by request, for one of our weekly math games. 


There are 2 FREE recording options to offer differentiation for your learners. To prepare, I just printed 5 double sided recording sheets & placed them in a sleeve and put the pins & bowling balls into a large Dollar Tree bucket. 

My kiddos LOVED the extra hands-on and kinesthetic approach to subtracting numbers. So this October instead of cut & pasting math sheets, let your kiddos get hands-on and decompose, mummy style! 

I picked up my mummy bowling pins from Target last year and noticed they're back this year!
*not an affiliate or sponsored link - just seriously love these little mummies*