This Room on the Broom Scavenger Hunt is so fun! We had fun making the crafts and hiding them around the house to find. It is perfect for the book!
October is one of my favorite months of the year. I love dressing up with my kiddos. It brings out the little kid in me. It’s really fun to play pretend and see my kiddos’ eyes light up with joy.
We don’t have our costumes planned yet, but we have been reading Room on the Broom to start off the fun Halloween festivities!
I love that the book has some repetition in it, so that it’s easier to retell. By kindergarten, children will be asked to retell the main points of a story.
So, my friend Beth (from Days with Grey) and I have been teaming up each month to provide a book and a craft/activity that you can do with your kiddos to help prepare them for story retelling.
They absolutely don’t have to master the skill now. But, introducing them to the idea is a great way for them to have a great kindergarten year.
But, back to Room on the Broom. It’s about a witch that loses some of her items while flying her broom (like her bow, wand and hat). Along the way she makes room on her broom for some new friends who end up helping her later in the story.
My son and daughter love it. We read it almost everyday. And what’s awesome is that there is a 30-minute movie version on Netflix (just search Room on the Broom).
I thought a scavenger hunt would go along with the book since she loses her bow, wand and hat. So, we made paper versions of those to hide around the back yard to find. I hope you have fun making these and doing the scavenger hunt!
Room on the Broom – Paper Bow Materials
- Yellow Paper
- Red Colored Pencil
Room on the Broom – Paper Bow Instructions
Step One. Draw a rounded triangle on yellow paper, fold the paper in half, and cut the triangle out. You have two triangles.
Step Two. Draw a small rounded square and cut that out.
Step Three. Cut a strip of yellow paper and cut it in half.
Step Four. Tape the two triangles together to form a bow. Tape the small square in the middle. Tape the two strips on the back to hang down the middle.
Step Five. Draw red polka dots. It should look something like this:
Room on the Broom Wand – Materials
- Yellow Paper (left over from making the bow)
- Jumbo Craft Stick
- Blue Permanent Marker
Room on the Broom Wand – Instructions
Step One. Cut a star out of the yellow paper and tape it onto the jumbo craft stick.
Step Two. Draw stripes onto the jumbo craft stick with blue marker. It should look something like this:
Room on the Broom Witch Hat – Materials
- Black Cardstock
- Paper Plate
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue and Gun
Room on the Broom Witch Hat – Instructions
Step One. Have your kiddo paint the paper plate black. Let it dry or blow dry it dry.
Step Two. Form the black cardstock into a cone. Hot glue together to hold the shape. I glued the corner and folded the top a little to look more like a witch hat:
Step Three. Trim the bottom of the cone so it stands flat. Hot glue the cone to the middle of the paper plate. It should look something like this:
You now can do a scavenger hunt with your kiddos! Hide the bow, wand and hat around the house or in the back yard. Read the book. When the witch loses the item in the book, have your kiddos go hunt for that item. When they find it, continue the story.
For more Room on the Broom fun, check out Beth’s craft. She made jumbo craft stick characters you can stick into a cardboard tube broom. You can check out the DIY at Days with Grey.
Ashley from Veggies and Virtue made the cutest snack for her girls using cheese, chives and carrot sticks. I can’t wait to make these for my kiddos!
Alison from Yoga Pants and Pearls came up with a cute character sequencing activity. She even shows you how to make a broom out of noodles to do some broom painting.
And Tara from Little Pine Learners did story stones to go along with the story.
We all hope you have some Room on the Broom fun! And for even more Halloween fun, get your FREE 5 Pumpkin Activities Your Toddler Will Love eBook by signing up for my newsletter HERE.