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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ghost Toss Halloween Math Game

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cottonelle but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Are you looking for a classroom Halloween game or just something fun to play with your kids?  This ghost toss game may be just the thing to sneak a little math into your Halloween party.

Start by printing off this coupon and heading to Target to get the Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack and a FREE box of Kleenex! Offer available while supplies last. 

You'll also need some string, small buckets or baskets, and way to put numbers on each one.

My buckets are metal, so I made small labels from cardstock, sealed them in clear contact paper (a laminator would be awesome too if you have one) and glued a small piece of magnet to the back.  Now I can easily change the numbers on the buckets with a dry-erase marker. 

Another option would be to attach chalkboard labels to clothespins and clip those to the tops of the buckets.

To make the ghosts you need 3 strips of Cottonelle toilet paper, each 3 squares long.  Lay two pieces across each other. Roll the other piece into a ball and place in the center of the other two. Wrap flat pieces around the ball, gathering to make the head, and secure with a piece of string.  Add two eyes and a mouth with a marker. Make at least 3 ghosts.

To play the game, have a child toss the ghosts, one at a time, until they get 2 ghosts into a bucket (it's ok if they're the same bucket)  Then based on their skill level, give them a math problem with those two numbers.  For example: 4+7 or 8-3 or 5x5.  For preschoolers, they could even just identify the number.  So many possibilities here, right?

My sweet 4th grader was hoping that if they got the answer right (3x5=15, then that would mean she would win 15 pieces of candy!  I'm afraid I burst her bubble on that one :) 

Would your kids like this game?  I hope you give it a try and let me know! (and don't forget the coupon!)

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  1. Cute idea for the little ones!! Thanks for sharing <3


  2. Cute ghosts! Love the idea and concept for learning, such a bonus!