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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
Halloween Patterns
Martian Mask
Backyardigans Character Mask: Austin
Creating Halloween Word Problems
Egg Carton Masks
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Top 10 Halloween Games, Grades K-8
Halloween Riddles
Spider and the Flies
Halloween People, Places, and Things
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Jack-o'-Lantern Puzzle
Mysterious Sounds Game
When the Goblins Came Knocking
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board
Cat Mask
Cat Bulletin Board Example
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
Lion Mask Cut-Out
Cat Mask

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

Halloween Videos & Activities
Halloween Safety Tips
Witch's Shadow
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
Gross Recipes for Halloween
December Holidays Bingo
Holiday Match
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Ghostly Products
Pumpkin Count
Happy Jack-o'-Lanterns
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Wilma Witch's Party
Pumpkin Seed Contest and Counting Activity
Match the Jack-o'-Lanterns
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Handle Mask
Fun Costumes in a Flash
Dancing Witch
You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost
Pirate Hat Costume Pattern
Wing Pattern 3 and 4 Costume Pattern
Jagged & Square-Cut Cape Costume Pattern
More Halloween Art & Music Activities


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
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Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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