5 Halloween Activities for ESL students

Chez Chris
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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These 5 Halloween activities will help your ESL students develop their writing skills and creativity. The carefully designed worksheets will make it a fun experience for everyone!

A Halloween banner is included in this resource. It will decorate your classroom nicely. It can also be used as a coloring activity if you print the 9 pages in black and white. If you install the banner with your students or make them color it before, it will put them in the mood for a Halloween themed lesson.

A note to the teacher and a complete answer key are provided. 

Here are the 5 different activities:

1. Describe a monster  

There are 4 worksheets titled “Anatomy of a Monster” with a different picture of a monster on each. Your students will have to answer 5 easy questions. These worksheets come in 2 versions : the question uses either “have got” (How many eyes has he got ?) or “do have” (How many eyes does he have ?). Just choose the one you want to use. 

Once your pupils are done, give them the 5th worksheet. They will draw their own monster, color it and describe it using the previous activity as a guide. 

2. Learn a poem 

The classic “5 little pumpkins” is a great Halloween themed song/poem to revise ordinal numbers and work on memorization. There are two versions: one with the regular text and one with some words replaced by illustrations. 

3. Acrostics

Acrostics require some vocabulary and some writing skills. You students will have to create a poem using the first letters from the words PUMPKIN, WITCH, CAT and BAT. An example using the word HALLOWEEN is included and can be displayed in the classroom. 

4. Describe a Picture

Your students will have to describe the picture, using there is / there are. 

There are two versions of the same page: one with the vocabulary and the other one without it.

5. Draw a Jack O’ Lantern

Your students will develop their creative skills to turn a blank pumpkin into a Jack O'Lantern. It’s a quiet and relaxing drawing and coloring activity. Perfect for the end of the lesson.

In the zip archive, you will get :

  • a pdf for the color version
  • a pdf for the black & white version
  • a pdf for the answer key

Check out the preview for a closer look.

I’m sure you and the whole class will enjoy these Halloween Activities.

Read our blogpost (in French) to find more ideas of activity for Halloween : Getting ready for Halloween

What teachers say about this resource:

"Very inspiring Halloween activities! " Emma K.

"Funny, engaging, a very nice resource" EnglishCurie

"Super cute and fun!!" Danielle M.



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Teaching Duration
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