Are you and your students ready for the most spooktastic day of the year? We’ve gathered a cauldron full of resources and crafts to help bring Halloween spirit into your classroom. Ask your littles to share their halloween selfies or build an impressive and colorful pumpkin wall — you pick your poison! Grab your trick-or-treat bag and enter our haunted house of Halloween fun.
Halloween Selfie (Grades 2-7)
“This is a perfect Halloween activity for your students. My student selfie drawing/writing activity is going to have you on the ‘favorite trendy teacher’ list with your students (and parents) for sure! The 21st century teacher is hip and in with the times — this lesson will prove that to your students,” says Art with Jenny K.
Boardmaker Vocabulary Unit (Special Education – All Grades)
This October Boardmaker Vocabulary Unit is packed full of activities that suit the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and students with special needs. Created by Simply Special Ed, this resource includes 24 October-themed vocabulary words to drive instruction for the entire month of October.
Monster Craftivity (Grades 2-4)
Lisa Lilienthal’s Monster Writing Craftivity is perfect for Halloween! Fellow TpT’er The Cutsey Teacher loves this resource and tells Lisa, “My students are having such a fun time with this. I LOVE the pre-writing graphic organizers and writing papers. I also ADORE the examples you give of the completed organizers and writing, along with the examples of how you revised. The pictures of already-made monsters were helpful to my students to see what they needed to do. This was one of the first things I purchased that I really didn’t have to do any extra prep. Thank you for a truly AWESOME product!”
Candy Corn Math Lesson (Grades 2-4)
How fun (and tasty) does this activity look? Amber from TGIF is teaching her students greater than/less than using candy corn!
Halloween Work Centers (Grades K-2)
A Week of Word Work Centers: Halloween is a full of great activities to get your students in the Halloween spirit! Teacher-Author Cindy Gilchrist created this resource for her 1st graders, and she’s sure yours will love it, too!
Spider Craftivity (Grades 2-5)
“Enjoy this writing packet for the Halloween season or to round out a unit on insects! Have fun creating an eye-catching spider web craftivity to display with the student writing activities,” says Fun with Language.
Fall Pumpkin Project (Grades K-5)
The Moffatt Girls shared this blog post after doing a fun pumpkin craft she found on Pinterest. “I absolutely LOVE this craft because it is all about being thankful! I think we all have a LOT to be thankful for, and this is a GREAT way to give kids the opportunities to count their blessings :)”
Halloween Literacy Activities (PreK-K)
Try out this Halloween Literacy Freebie pack filled with 10 different Common Core aligned activities by Klever Kiddos.
Fall Quilting Project (Grades 2-4)
Bring a burst of autumn color to your bulletin board! This Fall Writing Quilt from Teacher-Author Games 4 Learning includes seven printable writing prompts that form a beautiful quilt. A fellow teacher said of the resource, “This was so easy to do. And fun, too. My students enjoyed writing about fall. Very creative! I love all the options. I used the blank space for their names.”