Halloween Teaching Ideas, Activities, Lessons, and Printables


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Related Teaching Themes @ A to Z:   Monsters • Bats • Spiders • Pumpkins

Halloween Creative Writing Project
Students practice writing creatively from the pumpkin’s point of view.  Grade Level(s): 3-5

Halloween Candy Sort
A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram.  Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Halloween Party Games and Centers
Lots of fun Halloween-themed ideas for center rotations or games.

October Theme Ideas from Little Giraffes
Erase-a-rhyme ideas, crafts, games, science and math centers.

Bats Teaching Ideas from Little Giraffes – Activity ideas for bats including classroom photos

Skeleton Activities from Little Giraffes – Poems & songs, science activities, math teaching ideas and crafts about skeletons including classroom photos.

Spider Theme Activities, Lessons, and Teaching Ideas from Little Giraffes

Spiders Printable Pages and Worksheets – Printable spider facts, Itsy Bitsy Spider, spider tongue twister and printable spider counting book.

Related Teaching Themes @ A to Z:   Monsters • Bats • Spiders • Pumpkins

Pumpkins Printables A collection of pumpkin-themed printable activities and pages.

Resources @ Other Sites

  Book Idea with Free Printable: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of AnythingToddlerapproved.com

Free Printable 5 Little Pumpkin Play Dough Mats via www.preschoolspot.com    5 Little Pumpkins Play dough Matspreschoolspot.com

Activity Idea Place: Halloween
Group time, songs & poems, games, art activities, dramatic play… Grade Level(s): Preschool  123child.com

Creative Writing: Halloween Theme
Students create their own stories on pumpkins. 1-2  www.ed.uiuc.edu

Mummy Halloween Craft

Create a Masking tape Mummy. Pre-K-2nd …www.notimeforflashcards.com.com

Halloween Crafts
Several different crafts from MakingFriends.  Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5. makingfriends.com

Halloween Crafts
Several cool craft projects from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids.  dltk-kids.com

Halloween Coloring Page / Beginning Sounds
Color.. then find beginning letter of witch, ghost, spider, and pumpkin. members.tripod.com

Halloween Maze
Can you help the witch find her broomstick? members.tripod.com

Halloween Printables
Lots of printable activities for a Halloween thematic unit  abcteach.com

Halloween Riddles & Coloring Pages
from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids. Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5  dltk-kids.com

Halloween Printables by Jan Brett

KinderArt’s Halloween Crafts & Coloring Pages
More than 20 Halloween crafts & activities plus 10 printable coloring sheets. kinderart.com

Jack-o-Lantern Printable Crafts
Halloween wreath, paper plate pumpkins, pumpkin treat bags, votive holder. dltk-kids.com

Hallowe’en and Pumpkins Songs & Poems
Witches, Halloween, skeletons, cats, scarecrows  canteach.ca

Halloween Teaching Resources @ A to Z’s Downloads Shop

  • Monsters: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit
    This themed correlation of activities is intended to assist primary educators in extending and integrating student learning. We have chosen a format that addresses a wide variety of learning styles and approaches. All of the activities included in this...
  • Spider (Kinderreaders FREE SAMPLE Title) - NEW EDITION
    This product is in PDF format. It is a FREE SAMPLE, so all you need to do is add it to your shopping cart and complete the checkout process. If you aren't purchasing anything else, no payment information will...
  • The Pumpkin (Individual KinderReaders Title) - NEW EDITION
    This little boy is missing his pumpkin. No one seems to know where it is. Finally, in the end, he finds out where it went. Your students will delight in this surprise ending! KinderReaders offers downloadable reproducible...
  • Halloween Math, Science, & Literacy Unit
    This Halloween Unit is packed with activites for Math, Science, and Literacy that are super engaging and all centered around a "Halloween" theme to make for fun learning! Unit includes: Spooks: Poetry/noun Activity "How many Pumpkins Tall" measuring Activity Trick or Treat Dice...
  • Halloween Picture Dictionary and Word Wall Cards
    Halloween Words: pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, witch, ghost, candy corn, costume, monster, Frankenstein, mummy, bat, spider, web, moon, vampire, owl, scarecrow, party, skeleton, trick or treat, cat, Boo!, night, candy, haunted house, werewolf Each set contains a 8 ½" x 11" chart...
  • Pumpkin Science Fun!
    This is a Great Science activity to do with elementary or middle school students alike!  It has the students making observations, predictions, completing a neat pumpkin experiment using the steps of the scientific method, and even some art work! ...
  • Jack-O-Lantern Cut and Paste Story Book Pattern
    This art pattern has room for a "story book" or writing pages. This cut-and-paste art project will provide your students with opportunities to improve their fine motor dexterity and their ability to follow directions. This project will...
  • What Is It? (Individual KinderReaders Title) - NEW EDITION
    It sleeps all day. It eats bugs. Each page gives a new clue. Can you figure out what it is? KinderReaders offers downloadable reproducible guided reading books that are leveled so that each book is offered on four different...
  • Halloween Night 2 Cut and Paste Art Pattern
    This cut-and-paste art project will provide your students with opportunities to improve their fine motor dexterity and their ability to follow directions. This project will also help develop their visual memories and enhance basic math skills.GRADE LEVELS:...
  • Lifecycle of a Pumpkin!{Mini Booklet}
    Have your students learn all about the Pumpkin Lifecycle by creating their own Mini Booklet in which they learn the definitions of the parts of the pumpkin, then complete the sentences on each page for the stages of the...
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