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The Best of Works4Me: Halloween Activities

Editor's Picks from Works4Me E-Newsletter

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Works4Me is a free biweekly e-newsletter, showcasing practical classroom tips written and submitted by the readers themselves. Below are a few of our favorites on Halloween activities, lesson plans and resources.

  • Cheesecloth Ghosts
    Your elementary students will love this Halloween craft activity. All you need is cheesecloth, small gourds, wax paper and glue; then follow Ms. Hlavin’s directions for this spooky delight.
  • Cemetery Studies
    Plan a day-long field trip to a local cemetery. Find out Ms. Prather uses this fun Halloween outing to teach about local history and community.
  • The Eyeballs Have It
    Ms. Hollingshead makes ghoulish use of the plastic toy eyeball-straws sold at Taco Bell during the Halloween season, as her students make their own eye-popping books.
  • Integrated Pumpkin Activities
    A creative teacher suggests some fun ways to celebrate and learn about Halloween with a multi-disciplinary unit of study. Find out how she uses pumpkins, Fibonacci, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to throw the perfect Pumpkin Party!
  • One-Minute Flash Mobs
    This teacher worked with students to develop an impromptu Halloween dance routine based on Michaels Jackson’s Thriller dance.
  • Pumpkin Geography
    Ms. Croff takes advantage of the October pumpkin harvest to bring hands-on geography to her students.
  • Spider on the Floor
    Ms. Perry uses inexpensive spider rings to complement this read-aloud activity that gets young students moving and signing while learning about spatial relationships and prepositional phrases.



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Lessons & Activities

Halloween L:essons, Activities & Resources

By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer

Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, and download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins. Have fun this Halloween with the following lessons and activities.