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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
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
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
Halloween Patterns
Tiny Things Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Word Game
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Top 10 Halloween Games, Grades K-8
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
Halloween Hink Pinks
Halloween Traditions
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Bats at the Library Event Kit
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
Halloween Tales for Middle Readers
Halloween People, Places, and Things
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board
Lion Mask Cut-Out
Backyardigans Character Mask: Pablo
Backyardigans Character Mask: Uniqua
Cat Mask
Mysterious Sounds Game
Cat Bulletin Board Example

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

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

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

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

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Last-Minute Halloween Ideas
Bouncing Skeleton
Jack-o'-Lantern Fingerpainting
Egg Carton Masks
Martian Mask
Handle Mask
Fun Costumes in a Flash
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.