Can Halloween be a Fun Learning Experience even if your kids have dyslexia or ADHD?
3 Halloween Activities for Kids with Learning Differences
This week is Halloween...And...you know your child is chomping at the bit to wear their costume to school for Halloween activities, attend the Halloween Party or go Trick or Treating...It doesn't matter to your kids what learning challenges they have, they want to have be be a part of Halloween FUN.
So how can you take turn these activities it into learning opportunities? If your kids go trick-or-treating...have them sort their treats when they get home. They can sort them in numerous ways, even keeping track of the different sortings on a sheet of graph paper.
Some examples of the ways treats can be sorted:
- Candy bars vs. candy pieces
- Round vs square vs rectangular pieces of candy
- Soft vs. hard candies
- Candy with orange wrappers, red wrappers, brown wrappers, silver wrappers, etc
Improve Memory Skills for Kids With Learning Challenges or ADHD While Trick or Treating
While out Trick or Treating, have your kids observe and remember all of the different costumes others are wearing, the costumes they see most often, or what cute costumes little ones wear. For those who attend parties, they can think about the costumes the party attendees wore. This is an excellent activity for kids with dyslexia too, as it builds memory skills.
The Halloween Learning Stretch for Kids Learning Challenges
After your kids get home...have them record those observations.
- Most unusual
- Super hero
- Most difficult to get around in, etc.
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a LD Specialist. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child's learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance 2-4 years in 20 minutes a day with Ms. Terry’s books, games, and guides at BonnieTerryLearning.com Terry is an expert with fun learning activities for those with learning challenges.