Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Activities

It's hard to believe we are already at October.  Perhaps even crazier is that Christmas is only 11 weeks away!  Yes, 11 weeks. 

Now before I get too ahead of myself (unlike many stores and restaurants...I'm looking at you Hobby Lobby and Cracker Barrel!), I'll keep this post on the topic of Halloween.

I haven't always been able to legally do anything Halloween related, so, instead, I have celebrated Pumpkin Day in my classroom.  I ask parents to donate pumpkins and pumpkin foods to our class, and I set up cross-curricular stations incorporating them.  Students spend part of the day learning about math, reading, writing, and science using pumpkins.  It's a fun and easy way to incorporate the season into the curriculum.

 You can read more about Pumpkin Day and the activity packet I put together here.

Another fun activity I have done around Halloween is to create these Ghost Window Clings:

They're super-easy to make!  All you need are some Googly Eyes and a few bottles of glue.  Instructions can be found here.

What fun activities do you do in your classroom during the month of October?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great site and I love all these Halloween activities people can do. Every Halloween my family and I go on a haunted hayride. My kids love it but my wife always gets scared. Last year we actually visited Night of Terror and it was so much fun. I would have to say it is one of the best Haunted Hayrides we have been to. Since the Halloween is approaching it is a good idea to starting planning events and activities like these to get in the Halloween spirit.