October is here and that means it is time to bring out the Halloween lessons and activities! This time of year is fun for both teachers and students.
Pumpkins, candy, and all things spooky.
What’s not to love?!
In honor of Halloween season beginning, I am sharing some of my absolute favorite lessons for this time of year. These lessons are especially perfect this year because they can easily be used for online or distance learning or in the classroom.
Here are my three favorite Halloween activities for elementary
Whether you are in person or virtual learning, letting students design a Haunted House for sale is a huge HIT! You can print these out or let students use the virtual Google Slides shapes to design their very own haunted house!
After their design is perfectly spooky, now it is time to sell it! Let their imaginations run wild as they write a story and explain why their house is for sale.
This resource is versatile enough to be used for any grade in elementary. It is so much fun to see what they design and the creative stories they come up with when they write about it!
Here’s a review of this Halloween activity
“This is a wonderful resource for many reasons. My kids were able to pick their backgrounds and design their own haunted house. Then they got to review and work on a variety of writing prompts. My students loved designing their houses on Google Slides. This activity makes students believe they are not working.”
The next activity I want to share is another one that is always a hit with students, no matter what.
This activity is ideal for K-2 students and is a great way to get them engaged and thinking critically as they solve the mystery. With a little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock!
The best part? It’s simple to set up! Just add a pumpkin for students to find.
Here’s a review for this Halloween escape room:
“I used this during our Halloween party and the kids had such a blast figuring out the clues to escape the classroom! Will definitely be doing this activity again next year.”
Are you looking for something that is perfect for this time of year but is not actually “Halloween” themed? This virtual Bats Escape Room is perfect!
During the escape, students will be tasked with solving 4 lock clues in order to escape the bizarre bats buzzing around their building.
It is super simple and never fails to get kiddos excited.
Here’s a review for this bat themed escape room
“During our virtual meeting the next day, student could not wait to share with me what they learned about bats. I love that they used critical thinking skills to solve problems while learning. Excellent resource!”
Bonus! Looking for free activities? Check out this Halloween Sticker Story resource!
Let each student pick a Halloween Sticker out, add a spooky background and write a story using these fun printables. Sticker stories are a great way to get kids motivated to write creatively!
These activities are perfect for Halloween parties, individual work, or group activities. They are guaranteed to get student engagement!