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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. 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. 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


December Holidays Bingo
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
A Note About Witches: Fill-in-the-Blanks
An Outdoor Night Lantern
Halloween Safety I
Last-Minute Halloween Ideas
Walk on the Witch Game
More Popular Halloween Printables

Lesson Plans

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


"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
Open-Ended Spooky Stories
Make a Sweet Spurting Spider
The Black Cat -- Annotated for Readers Theatre
Halloween People, Places, and Things
Halloween Riddles
Mysterious Sounds Game
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
The Widow's Broom Teacher's Guide
Frankenstein Reading Guide
What I Found in My Bag After Halloween
Jack-o'-Lantern Puzzle
More Popular Halloween Reading & Language Arts Activities

Science & Halloween Connected

Cat Bulletin Board Example
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Cat Bulletin Board
Lion Mask Cut-Out
Black Cat
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tasha
Backyardigans Character Mask: Tyrone

Social Studies & Halloween Connected

Halloween Safety Tips
Spider and the Flies
Witch's Shadow
Day of the Dead Evaluation Rubric
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Halloween Traditions
Holiday Match
More Social Studies & Halloween Resources

Mathematics & Halloween Connected

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

Art, Music, & Halloween Connected

Egg Carton Masks
Martian Mask
Handle Mask
Fun Costumes in a Flash
Halloween Lessons
Egg Carton Masks
You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost
More Halloween Art & Music Activities

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