Keep reading for some fun Room on the Broom activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. These activities are sure to be a hit with your little one!
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Our October Story of the Month is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. You might be familiar with another famous book by Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo. We have some super fun activities to go along with The Gruffalo that you can read about out HERE.
Room on the Broom is perfect to read in October! It’s a super cute rhyming story that has also been turned into a mini-movie.
In this story, the witch and her cat are flying along on their broom when suddenly, her hat blows off. After landing and finding her hat, the witch and her cat also find a new friend…a dog! He climbs onto the broom, and away they fly.
This happens a few times (the friends drop something, land to find it, and end up finding more friends to join them on their broom) Eventually, the broom gets so heavy that it cracks, and they all go tumbling down…right near a fire-breathing dragon who wants to eat the witch (with french fries)!
Can the friends save the witch before it’s too late?!
After reading Room on the Broom, check out these fun Halloween activities that include Broomstick Pretzel Sticks, a Witch’s Broom, and a FREE Halloween Rhymes printable.
Adding these activities to your October plans, either at home or in your classroom, will help bring learning to life for your little one!
BROOMSTICK PRETZEL STICKS
You can’t have Room on the Broom activities without having some broomstick snacks! The witch’s broom plays an important role in this story, so why not turn it into a fun snack for your little one? They are sure to love these Broomstick Pretzel Sticks (and you’re going to love how easy they are!)
- Unwrap the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and turn them upside down on a plate.
- Stick a pretzel stick into the top of each one.
- That’s it!
- We put ours on a plate of candy corn to make it look more festive…plus we all love candy corn in my house!
If you’d like to try something besides candy, you can also make a broomstick out of a piece of string cheese. Just cut the ends of the string cheese to look like the bottom of a broom, and you’ll have another delicious & fun snack.
Not only can your little one make edible broomsticks this month, but they can also make their very own craft broomstick to use while playing!
They could use this easy Witch’s Broom to retell Room on the Broom or while pretending to be a witch themselves. They could also decorate it with their favorite Halloween drawings.
- Paint the paper towel roll and the toilet paper roll and let them dry. (We chose black and orange paint, but you can use whatever colors you’d like.)
- Once the paint is dry, cut the top of the toilet paper roll to make small fringes, then cut the bottom to make wider fringes.
- Stick the paper towel roll into the top of the toilet paper roll.
- Wrap the top of the toilet paper roll with string.
- That’s it! Now your little one has their very own witch’s broom, which is perfect for Halloween!
FREE HALLOWEEN RHYMES
The last Room on the Broom activity is a FREE Halloween Rhyming activity that is perfect for October and goes along great with this rhyming story.
There are five witches to choose from, and each witch has a different word family on it. Your little one will choose a witch and place it on the Halloween Rhymes mat. Then they will find the broom, cat, and cauldron with rhyming words that go along with that witch.
The first set of rhyming words are CVC words, but I’ve also included a sheet of more challenging words that cover blends and digraphs.
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Have you read Room on the Broom? Do you have any fun Room on the Broom activities for preschoolers or kindergarteners that I should add to our list? Let me know! Comment below or find me on Instagram [@littleslovelearningblog] to share!