Halloween is right around the corner, and it is time to get the season started early. With the cool crisp air, falling leaves, and trips to the pumpkin patch happening this month, we wanted to share some awesome Halloween classroom activities you can do anywhere—in the classroom or at home.
Halloween Classroom Games
These worksheets are easy to download and print whenever you need something now. In this category, you will find Halloween classroom activity mats, candy corn counting, pumpkin matching, a ghost-shaped word search and much more. There will be a mixture of both FREE and member files.
Halloween Activity Mat – *Members Only. This Halloween classroom activity mat includes a word scramble, maze, crossword puzzle, tic-tac-toe, and dot-to-dot ghost games. Perfect for kids on the go! Try using abcWorkshop on a computer or tablet if you don’t want to print.
Ghost-Shaped Word Search (hard) – Find all of the 24 hidden Halloween vocabulary words in this tricky word search. Includes word bank and answer sheet.
Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Board Games – *Members Only. Two fun, tic-tac-toe boards, and game cards. Color and laminate for longer use.
Ten Frames: Candy Corn Counting – *Members Only. 11-page booklet using ten frames to count. Students can use real candy corns to complete the ten frames! Includes tracing numbers and addition problems.
Dominoes: Halloween Theme – *Members Only. Play any ‘double six’ domino game with these Halloween word dominoes, from CAULDRON to TREAT BAG.
Halloween Classroom Activities & Decorations
Who doesn’t love pumpkins? In this section, you will find everything you need to decorate your classroom and get your students in the Halloween spirit! Pumpkin bulletin board trims, Jack o’ Lantern ClipArt, border papers, signs and October calendars.
Bulletin Board Trim: Pumpkin Theme Set – *Members Only. 24 pages. A pumpkin-themed bulletin board set that includes a straight border, pumpkin design letter sets that spell pumpkin, an A-Z letter set, plus a set of six graphics with jack-o-lantern faces.
Shapebook: Pumpkin Patch – Created with abctools, this FREE pumpkin-shaped writing prompt is perfect to write about the trip to the pumpkin patch! (“At the pumpkin patch, I saw….”). Print, color, and cut out to make a booklet.
Pumpkin Life Cycle – Make a FREE pumpkin life cycle booklet. Print, color and cut out each page to complete the book. Great for learning about life cycles!
Pumpkin Theme Unit: Math and Literacy – *Members Only. 10-page pumpkin theme unit that includes writing a story and poem, tally chart, addition, labeling, definitions, etc..
Desk Tags: Pumpkin Themed – *Members Only. Have students write their names in the lines and add to their desks to celebrate Fall/Halloween.
October Calendar – *Members Only. Fill in the dates with this cute, scarecrow calendar.
Pumpkin Border Paper – *Members Only. Primary lined border paper with Jack 0′ Lanterns in the surrounding border. Use for handwriting practice, stories, poems, etc…
Hands-on Halloween Classroom Activities & Crafts
Coloring Page: Halloween Ghost – FREE, Halloween coloring page. An illustration of a child in a sheet, carrying a trick-or-treat bag, with “BOO!” overhead.
Coloring Page: Halloween Bat – Color, cut out, and hang from a string, or tape to the walls/windows. Great for Halloween classroom activities!
Sewing Card: Jack o’ Lantern – *Members Only. Print on cardstock or tagboard. Punch out the holes and using yarn and plastic yarn needle, sew around the pumpkin. Great for little hands and early elementary ages.
Paper Bag Puppets: Halloween Theme Set – *Members Only. Ghost, pumpkin, and witch all in one easy download. Print, color and cut out! Attach to paper bags and have a Halloween-themed puppet show.
Frankenstein Treat Container – *Members Only. This fun little container can be created by children and then filled with treats. This gives kids something to carry their treats in and use as decoration! Made with a yogurt container! (3rd grade and up)
Halloween Lapbook – *Members Only. A five-page set of color illustrated templates for a lapbook on Halloween, with templates for pockets, flaps, booklet, matchbooks, flashcards, and more. Here are a few colored photos of the finished product!
Written by, Laura Kemsley