It's the creepiest time of the year, and that's what makes it so much fun! Halloween is a great time to bring meaningful, imaginative activities into your classroom, so trick, treat, bob and shriek your way through a magical day!
Click on the thumbnail to see an example of the whiteboard presentation cards to help students guess what their classmates are dressed up as!
This is a game/activity that focuses on making guesses and interaction between students. Basically, all the students 'dress up' in a particular halloween costume by taking a small card and hiding it from the other students. Larger versions of the cards are placed against the whiteboard or wall. Students take turns guessing who is what identity, with the idea that when somebody is discovered they are out of the game. The last person (ie, the person who remains a mystery the longest) is proclaimed the winner. There are two sets of 18 cards depicting:
Dracula is normally an immaculate dresser, but tonight he may have gotten out of the wrong side of the coffin...
This set of 48 small game cards features Dracula dressed in different color combinations and is designed for simple flip and match games. The simpler way to play would be to have students flip two cards that match exactly, whereas the harder version requires students to flip up to four cards to create a full set of clothing featuring the same color. Students may be encouraged to make statements about the cards before they can collect them to earn points, such as "here Dracula is wearing green shoes and here he is wearing a green vest", etc.
There are also blank cards in the set for teachers to add other sets featuring more colors or different combinations.
This simple wordfind features a variety of hidden words that can be associated with Halloween. The worksheet can be made more difficult or reapplied as a further challenge by whiting out either the pictures or the written words in the bank to the right.
There are also additional halloweenish words hidden in the grid, to give more able students a bit more of a challenge!
This is a simple puzzle idea suitable for a quick 5-10 minute individualized activity or for very young learners.
The Halloween Jigsaw Pieces supplement has twenty Halloween images portrayed in 4*4 grids. These can be printed out and cut into individual pieces, and then placed in an envelope. Give students the Halloween Jigsaw grid template and the envelope with the puzzle pieces. The object is to slot the pieces together to solve the puzzle.
As a more difficult application with more opportunities for group work and collaboration, cut out all the pieces to all the puzzles and place them all in an ice cream container (or something similar). Students then work together both individually and as a team to try to put as many puzzles together as possible.
Final products could be glued and presented on the walls.