Keep reading for some fun Room on the Broom activities. These are designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten and are sure to be a hit with your little learners!
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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!
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 this story, check out these fun Room on the Broom activities that include Broomstick Pretzel Sticks, a Witch’s Broom, and a FREE printable rhyming activity.
Adding these activities to your October plans (at home or in the classroom!) will allow you to use your little one’s Halloween excitement to practice important academic skills.
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 littles? 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!
If you’d like to try something besides candy, you can also make the bottom of the 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 the same fun snack.
Not only can your little one make edible broomsticks this month, but they can also make their very own to use while playing! They could use this easy Witch’s Broom (inspired by Preschool Play) 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!
The last Room on the Broom activity is a FREEBIE for you! This Halloween rhyming activity 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.)
This activity (along with all of our freebies!) can be downloaded from the Free Activity Library. If you’re already a member of our email community, you can click HERE to head to the Free Activity Library, enter your password (it’s on your most current email from me), and download your copy!
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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!
MORE FALL FREEBIES
I’ve teamed up with a few of my teacher friends to bring you 13 more FREE fall activities to use in October! These activities are designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten, and they cover a wide variety of skills, such as colors, shapes, size, patterns, and sight words! All of the link are listed below so you can check them out:
Simple Halloween Crafts from @literacywiththelittles
Fall Beginning and Ending Sounds from @alleahmaree
Pumpkin Patch Patterns from @wonderful.day.in.prek
Fall Sight Word Activities from @livelaughilovekindergarten
Fall Name Activity from @iteachfromtheheart
Fall Alphabet Tracing Mats from @mrsblacksbees
Fall Shape Tree from @sandboxacademy
Pre-Writing Halloween Activities from @thecurioushippo
Fall Play Dough Mats from @sweetforkindergarten
Fall Color Puzzles from @itskindertime
Count, Write, Make: Pumpkin Patch from @creatingharmonyinlife
Fall Measurement Play Dough Mats: @engaginglittles
Pumpkin Life Cycle from @thestayathometeacher