Spooky Estimation Jars

halloween estimation jars for kidsWhen I was asked to participate in this campaign re-creating one ofΒ  Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club featured crafts I immediately was drawn to the Spooky Apothecary Jars and knew just how to turn this rad craft into awesome learning! I use Dollar Tree all the time for craft supplies and even pop in just to brainstorm. Their new Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club is a free resource that updates monthly and is filled with craft ideas, recipes ,and other fun frugal tips.

For the full how to check out Value Seekers Club and scroll down to the Spooky Apothecary Jars . I added in gummy worms, plastic creepy crawlies, and eyeballs. I also included a small chalkboard and chalk for writing down our estimations and results. I omitted the labels because I didn’t want to obstruct the view of the items inside.

After gluing the jars to the candlesticksΒ  and letting them dry I filled the jars with gummy worms, plastic eyeballs, and plastic creepy crawlies.

Invite your little mathematicians to come make some estimations! My kids were thrilled to see gummy worms so early on a Saturday morning.halloween estimation jars for kids how to

Write down your estimates.

Open up the jars and empty out the contents.

Count and record the result. We were close with the eyeballs and creepy crawlies but way off with the worms.

Math can be fun and including a holiday theme is a great way to bring excitement to basic math.

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The folks at Dollar Tree are so excited about their Value Seekers Club and want you to check it out. They are giving away one $100 gift card to one of my readers. Here is what you need to do for entry:

– Go to the Dollar Tree Value Seeker’s Club and sign up.
– Come back here and let me know you did. Make sure that the comment you leave me uses the same email address that you used to sign up with them.

That’s it! Don’t forget to read the fine print too.

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This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must enter your name and email in the comment form for this post. 1 winner will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday, October 27th 10pm PST. The winners will receive one Dollar Tree Gift Card valued at $100. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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  1. Marsha says

    My son will so love the estimation jars. Signed up for the Value Seekers Club, a Dollar Tree gift card would be awesome!

  2. Melanie says

    I signed up for the Value Seekers Club! What a terrific giveaway, I love using the Dollar Tree for great activity finds for my kids.

  3. Judy says

    I too just signed up for the Value Seekers Club and am putting my name in the running for the Dollar Tree gift card. πŸ™‚ Using candies, etc, for the estimation jars is absolutely the perfect idea right before Halloween! πŸ™‚ As a amtter of fact, what an awesome idea to continue the fun after the holiday by putting TrickorTreat candy in the jars and playing subtraction games! πŸ˜‰

  4. Katie says

    awesome–creepy, educational and fun all mixed together! Perfect!
    I signed up for the Value Seekers Club–Love, love, love the Dollar Tree!

  5. says

    I love those jars and the whole idea! I also love Dollar Tree, and find many items there for Operation Christmas Child.

    Thanks! I could buy lots of OCC stuff with a $100 gift card!

  6. Kimberly C. says

    I signed up for the Value Seekers Club! I would love to win. I could buy so many things for my on home daycare.

  7. Shirley says

    The Dollar Tree is already a fun and frugal way to shop (their 2 for $1 cards are really nice) and the Value Seekers Club will make it even more fun. I’ve signed up for it.

    Your ideas sure are fun and I’ve been saving them for when my grandson is old enough to enjoy them. Thank you for all of your sharing.

  8. Jen W says

    all signed up! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dollar tree, actually planning to head there on my lunch break today!

  9. Rebekah Sunwoo says

    I LOVE this idea! Estimating can be an important skill and it is good for children to practice. We shop Dollar Tree all the time; I didn’t know about the Value Seekers Club! What a great resource – I just signed up. Thanks as always for sharing.

  10. TIFFANIE says

    Absolutely love shopping at the Dollar Tree. They so many great teacher as well as other awesome ideas for very reasonable prices! Signed up for the Value Seekers Club! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Erica Cruz-Anchando says

    Thanks for doing this. I am always looking for craft ideas and use dollar tree to create the crafts.

  12. Norma says

    My Autism classroom loves what I learn from you. I signed up to join value seekers also. Norma

  13. Britt says

    Dollar tree is my favorite store ever, I def signed up for the value club πŸ™‚ Nifty idea with the jars

  14. april christmas says

    How cool $100 to the dollar tree! I have been shopping there a lot lately for school things.

  15. Karen O says

    I signed up. Your website is fantastic and gives me lots of great ideas to use with our preschoolers. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and knowledge.

  16. Amber Adams says

    Signed up! Pretty sure my classroom already looks like an ad for the Dollar Tree, but with holidays coming around, a gift card would go a long way for craft supplies!

  17. Mrs. Melene says

    I signed up immediately! I find so many amazing things for my Preschool at Dollar Tree. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  18. says

    I have a Dollar Tree addiction! I love it for our sensory bins and am currently using their bugs and snakes for our Halloween sensory table. I signed up for the club, thank you!

  19. Kristel Sexton says

    What a great math literacy activity! Signed up for the club–can’t wait to tell my mom–she works for Dollar Tree and always tells me when things come in that I can use for my storytimes!

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  21. Cathy says

    Just signed up, can’t wait to see all of the ideas! I work in a Pre-K room and work with 4th-5th grade in after school program, $100 gift card would be a blessing.

  22. Lorrie Hupka says

    Dollar Tree is my first stop for so many things. What a great idea for them to have an Idea Page. I’m a para so I don’t have any funds available for me to purchase my supplies. Dollar Tree helps me keep my outlay as low as possible and provide fun activities for my students.

  23. Jessica Wyatt says

  24. says

    I just signed up for the value seekers club πŸ™‚ our family loves the Dollar Tree we can find everything from crafts to decorations to snacks or anything you can u think of and if they don’t have it more than likely you can order it online .can’t wait to start getting my emails on crafts and fun things ..we could use our hundred dollar gift card to buy more craft supplies cause we all know you can never have too many πŸ™‚

  25. Amy DuClos says

    What a great website! I am always checking out your blog for educational/craft ideas for my daughter. We absolutely love it! I was so exited when I found this website you posted with craft ideas for the Dollar Store πŸ™‚ We go the Dollar Tree all the time looking for craft ideas and supplies… a $100 gift card would be AMAZING!! Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win πŸ™‚ We just signed up for the Value Seekers Club!! Happy Halloween!!!

  26. Tammy says

    I signed up, then got lots of great ideas for my PreK classroom and home. Thank you for sharing, and for all of your great ideas!!!

  27. Donna says

    Yeah!!! I just signed up for the value seekers club. I shop @ the Dollar Tree stores for all my classroom materials and supplies. I have made so many fun/ creative DIY craft projects and games for my students with the endless ideas you can get with the lost cost items @ the store. THANK-YOU for helping ALL of the hard working teachers out there! No Time For Flash Cards is a wonderful resource…So happy to have found you. Love all the awesome ideas. Please keep them coming!!!

  28. Colleen P says

    Love the estimation jars! It would be a great activity for any party. I signed up for the value seekers.

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  30. Erika W. says

    I signed up! I recently discovered Dollar Tree (where have I been?!) and bought all of my Halloween stuff there!

  31. Belinda Ray says

    Thank you so much for the link. I signed up and already have a couple of ideas for next week!

  32. greta says

    Love Dollar Tree! It’s the only store where I can tell my kids that they can pick anything they want, since I know it’s all only $1. πŸ™‚ Just signed up for the club, fingers crossed for that gift card!!

  33. says

    I signed up for the value seekers club! Looking forward to winning the gift card I already have some great ideas in mind for the card!