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

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Witch's Shadow
Top 10 Halloween Worksheets & Craft Ideas (Grades K-2)
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
Walk on the Witch Game
Make a Sweet Spurting Spider
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
Halloween Pumpkin: Fact or Opinion
Trick or Treat II – Halloween Vocabulary
When the Goblins Came Knocking
Halloween Tales for Middle Readers
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Pumpkin Seed Snack
Flying Bat
Black Cat
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tasha
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tyrone
Backyardigans Character Mask: Austin
Backyardigans Character Mask: Pablo

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

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

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Hallowed Areas
Creating Halloween Word Problems
Match the Jack-o'-Lanterns
Pumpkin Count
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Witches' Broom Handles
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Handle Mask
Jack-o'-Lantern Fingerpainting
Halloween Printables Slideshow (Grades 3-5)
Dancing Witch
Spooky Picture
Jack-o'-Lantern Mobile
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

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.