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Apr 18, 2015
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Jack 'O Lantern for Halloween

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
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Creating Halloween Word Problems
The Widow's Broom Teacher's Guide
Curious George Mask
Bats at the Library Event Kit
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

Have a Halloween Party
Hunt for the Black Cats
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
Walk on the Witch: Musical Chairs for Halloween
Halloween Word Game
The Witch's Wart
Halloween Lessons


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
Halloween Printable Book (K-2)
Halloween People, Places, and Things
Halloween Riddles
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Frankenstein Reading Guide
The Graveyard Book Reading Guide
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Jack-o'-Lantern Puzzle
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board
Backyardigans Character Mask: Austin
Backyardigans Character Mask: Pablo
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tasha
Mysterious Sounds Game
Cat Bulletin Board Example
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tyrone

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

Halloween Videos & Activities
Witch's Shadow
Halloween Safety Tips
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Find the Pumpkins
Spider and the Flies
December Holidays Bingo
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

More Halloween Art & Music Activities


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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