Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Suggestions

On October 31, many children in the USA celebrate Halloween. Halloween involves a lot of trick or treating (involving candy), haunted stories, pumpkins and Halloween decorations.

I like to spend the week before Halloween doing activities that have a Halloween Theme. It is good to plan these in advance so you can make sure you have all the materials or you start building interest before the actual assignment. You may want to check out the websites that I’ve given in advance.

Some generic ideas are as follows:

Cut out pumpkin shapes and use as flashcards for new vocabulary, facts, compound words, matching questions.  

Using candy corn as math counters.

Using marshmallows, pretzel sticks, small candy pieces to create your own monster. Then write a story about the monster.

Writing Prompts:
·      Your favorite Halloween costume
·      The Scariest Halloween costume
·      A Scary Story
·      The Haunted House

There are other fun things to do on the computer and I’ve listed them below.

Kahoot Halloween Games – great video by Richard Byrne that explains how to find Halloween games on Kahoot.

The Halloween Collection – PBS Learning Media; great activities for elementary school students

Happy Halloween from Sci Show Kids – videos on different Halloween topics

What other Halloween activities would you recommend? Please share.

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