Halloween Lesson Plans
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- A Broom's Story - The student will be able to explain point of view and write a story from a witch's broom's point of view.
- Bat Mobiles - In this lesson, students create Model Magic bat mobiles. Each mobile has a model of a bat and several bat facts listed on it.
- Black Cats - In this lesson, students will choose whether they think black cats are bad luck or not and then write a persuasive piece about their point of view.
- Candy Collage - The student will be able to create a collage from drawings of his favorite Halloween candy.
- Candy Corn Poetry - Students can create poetry in the shape of a candy corn. The six word poem is a fun way for them to share what they like about Halloween.
- Candy Graphs - The student will be able to make a bar graph showing how many people like four different types of Halloween candy.
- Creating a Potion - The student will be able to create a unique potion, explain what it does, and give step by step directions for how to make it.
- Fraction Brew - The student will be able to multiply fractions.
- Gourd People - The student will be able to make a face from a small gourd.
- Halloween Newsletter - Create a newsletter based on the attached research about the history of Halloween, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, the name Halloween, and other topics.
- Halloween Safety - In this lesson, students help others stay safe at Halloween by creating a poster of safety rules.
- Halloween Then and Now - Students investigate what Halloween was like in the early to mid 1900's and compare it to what it is like now.
- Harvest Moon - In this lesson, students combine science and art. They first research the harvest moon and then draw a picture of it using pastels.
- Life Cycle of a Pumpkin - In this lesson students study a pumpkin's life cycle from seedling to full grown pumpkin. A classroom mural helps students visualize the process.
- Neighborhood Map - The student will be able to draw a make believe map of a neighborhood.
- Pumpkin Convention - The students will explore a pumpkin using the Everyday Math guidelines of the Kindergarten program.
- Pumpkin Seed Art - The student will be able to estimate how many pumpkin seeds they will need to complete a picture.
- Sequencing Through Song - Students will review Halloween vocabulary and will learn the sequence and step by step process of making a Jack-O-Lantern.
- Sight Word Pumpkin Patch - The student will be able to read a sight word written on a paper pumpkin.
- Skeleton Race - In this review game, students have to be the first team to complete their skeleton.
- Spooky Skeletons - Students will develop an understanding of how skeletons are predominately viewed by society by comparing Halloween and Day of the Dead.
- Superstitions - In this lesson students research the origins of superstitions and either defend or refute the claims that they are true.
- The Average Temperature on Halloween Night - In this lesson students will look at the temperatures on October 31st over the past ten years, graph them, and find the average. Then they can discuss whether they think this year they will need to wear a coat or not.
- Trickster Tales - The goal is for learners to develop synthesis of comprehension by examining and distinguishing characteristics of a trickster tale.
- Weighing Pumpkins - In this lesson students will estimate how much different pumpkins weigh. They will then weigh the pumpkins to see how close their estimates were.
Halloween Lesson Plans From Other Sites
- Halloween Candy Sort- A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram.
- Halloween Maze- Can you help the witch find her broomstick?
- Hallowe'en and Pumpkins Songs & Poems- Witches, Halloween, skeletons, cats, scarecrows.
- Halloween Holiday- Children learn to acquire music elements: mood, tone, melody, rhythm, harmony, long before they can give these elements a definition name or characteristics.
- Halloween Stations- To practice the manipulative skills of overhand throwing, underhand throwing, backhand throwing, and striking, as well as the fundamental motor skill of pushing.
- Halloween Story with Portrayal Movement- To imitate action words in the story. To engage in cumulative movement patterns.
- Harriet's Halloween Sort - This is a small group instructional activity in which students sort, classify and tell about what characteristics they sort individually wrapped candy.
- Haunted House- To have children partake in a fun and active halloween activity.
- Jack O' Lantern, Jack O' Lantern - Halloween is an exciting time for young children. Capitalize on their excitement while reinforcing color identification, holiday symbols, and language arts skills with this lesson built on the much-loved book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.!
- Little Ghost- To work on chasing, fleeing, and dodging during a Halloween based activity.
- Monster Mash- To practice chasing, fleeing and dodging skills.
- Pump Up the Curriculum With Pumpkins!- So why not plan a theme around pumpkins?
- Pumpkin Creative Writing Project- Build on students' creative writing skills.
- Shape Witch- In this Halloween geometry lesson, from California State University, Chico, students make witches using geometric shapes. They practice cutting and pasting skills, and they learn to name triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles.
- Tales of the Supernatural- To explore the origins and development of a literary genre; to investigate how shared imaginative concerns link the members of a literary period; to examine the evolution of a literary tradition; to compare works of literature from different eras.
- The House That Drac Built Haunted Houses- Build a haunted house out of a paper bag, and shapes cut out of construction paper. Then attach the child's address to help them learn their address.
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow- In this unit, students explore the artistry that helped make Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween -- What happened to Ichabod Crane?