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Jack 'O Lantern for Halloween

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
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
Curious George Mask
The Widow's Broom Teacher's Guide
Tiny Things Scavenger Hunt
Egg Carton Masks
An Outdoor Night Lantern
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Top 10 Halloween Worksheets & Craft Ideas (Grades K-2)
Halloween People, Places, and Things
When the Goblins Came Knocking
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Mysterious Sounds Game
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Jack-o'-Lantern Puzzle
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
The Pumpkin Patch
A Halloween Puzzle
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Backyardigans Character Mask: Austin
Backyardigans Character Mask: Pablo
Cat Mask
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Cat Bulletin Board Example
Cat Bulletin Board
Lion Mask Cut-Out

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

U.S. Holidays Printable Matching Game
Halloween Safety Tips
Witch's Shadow
Spider and the Flies
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
Gross Recipes for Halloween
December Holidays Bingo
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Creating Halloween Word Problems
Spider Search
Gravestone Facts
Hunt for the Black Cats
Ghostly Products
Happy Jack-o'-Lanterns
Pumpkin Count
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Martian Mask
Handle Mask
The Little Green Witch Coloring Page
Top 10 Halloween Costume Patterns & Accessories
Pirate Hat Costume Pattern
Martian Mask
Handle Mask
More Halloween Art & Music Activities


Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

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, 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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