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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. 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


Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
A Note About Witches: Fill-in-the-Blanks
Last-Minute Halloween Ideas
The Witch's Wart Game
What I Found in My Bag After Halloween
Dancing Witch
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Witch's Shadow
Top 10 Halloween Worksheets & Craft Ideas (Grades K-2)
When the Goblins Came Knocking
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Walk on the Witch Game
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Halloween Tales for Older Readers
Halloween Books for Young Readers
Trick or Treat II – Halloween Vocabulary
Halloween Pumpkin: Fact or Opinion
Make a Sweet Spurting Spider
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Pumpkin Seed Snack
Black Cat
Flying Bat
Mysterious Sounds Game
Lion Mask Cut-Out
Cat Bulletin Board
Cat Bulletin Board Example

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

Halloween Videos & Activities
Halloween Safety Tips
December Holidays Bingo
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Monster Quiz
Spider and the Flies
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Pumpkin Count
Hallowed Areas
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Match the Jack-o'-Lanterns
Creating Halloween Word Problems
Happy Jack-o'-Lanterns
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Handle Mask
Jack-o'-Lantern Fingerpainting
Egg Carton Masks
Bouncing Skeleton
Halloween Printables Slideshow (Grades 3-5)
Halloween Patterns
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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 (and now in print!), 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.