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Halloween Teacher Resources

Halloween falls on a Saturday in 2015, and as always, is October 31. Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, using our lessons, printables, and resources. You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons. Students love this autumn holiday – take advantage of it and integrate these Halloween resources into any of your classes to enhance cross-curricular study for all grade levels.

Halloween Videos

Halloween History: Videos & Activities

Halloween Slideshows

Favorite Halloween Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Top 10 Halloween Games, Grades K-8
Top 13 Halloween Books for the Classroom
More Slideshows


A Note About Witches: Fill-in-the-Blanks
Curious George Mask
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
Halloween Patterns
Tiny Things Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Word Game
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

Halloween Word Game
Hunt for the Black Cats
Have a Halloween Party
Find the Pumpkins
Halloween Lessons
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
The Witch's Wart


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Top 10 Halloween Games, Grades K-8
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Halloween Hink Pinks
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Bats at the Library Event Kit
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
Mysterious Sounds Game
When the Goblins Came Knocking
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board
Lion Mask Cut-Out
Backyardigans Character Mask: Pablo
Backyardigans Character Mask: Uniqua
Cat Mask
Cat Bulletin Board Example
Flying Bat

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

Halloween Videos & Activities
Halloween Traditions
Halloween Safety Tips
Gross Recipes for Halloween
December Holidays Bingo
Holiday Match
Spider and the Flies
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Spider Search
Happy Jack-o'-Lanterns
Ghostly Products
Pumpkin Count
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Wilma Witch's Party
Creating Halloween Word Problems
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas
Bouncing Skeleton
Jack-o'-Lantern Fingerpainting
Egg Carton Masks
Martian Mask
Handle Mask
Fun Costumes in a Flash
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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