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Halloween Teacher Resources

Halloween falls on a Saturday, October 31, 2015. Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, using our worksheets, lessons, and activities. 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. Integrate these Halloween resources into your classes to enhance cross-curricular study for all grade levels.

Halloween Videos

Halloween History: Videos & Activities
Day of the Dead 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
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Blank Mask
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
Halloween Printable Book (K-2)
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

Halloween Lessons
Walk on the Witch: Musical Chairs for Halloween
Halloween Word Game
Hunt for the Black Cats
The Witch's Wart
Have a Halloween Party
Find the Pumpkins


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

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Frankenstein Reading Guide
The Graveyard Book Reading Guide
Halloween Hink Pinks
The Widow's Broom Teacher's Guide
Alice & Greta Coloring Page
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series Discussion Guide
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board
Black Cat
Backyardigans Character Mask: Austin
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
Cat Bulletin Board Example
Lion Mask Cut-Out

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

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

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

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

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Top 10 Halloween Worksheets & Craft Ideas (Grades K-2)
Mask Template
Egg Carton Masks
Dancing Witch
You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost
Halloween Patterns
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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