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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
Martian Mask
Creating Halloween Word Problems
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
Eerie Invitations
Pirate Hat Costume Pattern
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Top 10 Halloween Games, Grades K-8
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
Halloween People, Places, and Things
Halloween Riddles
More Popular Halloween Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Halloween Connected

Selected Horror Stories of Stephen King
Mysterious Sounds Game
When the Goblins Came Knocking
The Black Cat Vocabulary Definitions
Jack-o'-Lantern Puzzle
Fill-In Story: A Scary Halloween
The Pumpkin Patch
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

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

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

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

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

Happy Jack-o'-Lanterns
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Pumpkin Count
Ghostly Products
Hands-On Pumpkin Science
Wilma Witch's Party
Five Pumpkins: Ranking by Size
More Math & Halloween Resources

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Egg Carton Masks
Handle Mask
Fun Costumes in a Flash
Egg Carton Masks
Dancing Witch
You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost
Rubber Cement Ghosts
More Halloween Art & Music Activities


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World War I Began (7/28/1914) and Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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