Halloween Lesson Plans
- 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
- 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
- Gourd People - The student will be able
to make a face from a small gourd.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Skeletons - Students will develop an understanding of how skeletons
are predominately viewed by society by comparing Halloween and Day of
- 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
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
Candy Sort- A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification,
and a Venn Diagram.
Maze- Can you help the witch find her broomstick?
and Pumpkins Songs & Poems- Witches, Halloween, skeletons, cats, scarecrows.
Stations- To practice the manipulative skills of overhand throwing,
underhand throwing, backhand throwing, and striking, as well as the fundamental
motor skill of pushing.
Story with Portrayal Movement- To imitate action words in the story.
To engage in cumulative movement patterns.
Halloween Sort - This is a small group instructional activity in which
students sort, classify and tell about what characteristics they sort
individually wrapped candy.
House- To have children partake in a fun and active halloween activity.
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,
Ghost- To work on chasing, fleeing, and dodging during a Halloween
Mash- To practice chasing, fleeing and dodging skills.
Up the Curriculum With Pumpkins!- So why not plan a theme around pumpkins?
Creative Writing Project- Build on students' creative writing skills.
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.