Design, Build & Sell a Haunted House - Project -Based Learning-STEM -Halloween

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I did this today with my class. This was THE BEST EVER!!!!! I had the office staff and Title 1 staff come in to "vote" on which house they would buy! The students had a BLAST!
This project based learning kept planning easy and kept my 1st grade enrichment group highly engaged. I was able to strech this project out for 4 weeks.


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Your little learners will absolutely love this SPOOK-TACULAR Haunted House Unit!

I have done this Project-Based Learning & STEM activity every Halloween for the last 10 years and FINALLY created a complete package JUST FOR YOU!

Students will learn about 2D and 3D shapes while researching, collaborating, designing & constructing a haunted house made of recycled objects.

**This unit is PACKED with engaging and fun activities that will give students the opportunity to design and build a haunted house. When they are finished, kiddos will pretend to be real estate agents and persuade others to buy their spooky haunted house.**

Students can create a


This engaging Haunted House PBL unit includes:

  • PRESENTATION (100 slides) to show your students while researching HAUNTED HOUSES
  • LINKS for haunted house books, songs and virtual field trips
  • EDITABLE LETTERS & POSTERS (12 pages) (need powerpoint to use)
  • 3D Sorting Activity & 4 2D/3D Sorting Printables (cut and paste)
  • 7 Posters: (Color & B/W)

3D Recycled Objects

Driving Questions (3)

What Do You Know About Haunted Houses?

Have You Been to a Haunted House?

  • Design a Haunted House Sketch Paper Templates (Examples included)
  • K.W.L Poster Chart (Color & B/W)
  • Haunted Houses are, have, need…Poster Chart (Color & B/W)
  • Have You Been to a Haunted House Graph? (Chart and Graph Template)
  • Spooky Senses (42 Labels: adjectives/verbs, 90 Spooky Pictures)
  • 3 Haunted House Write the Rooms (2 spooky words, 1 2D/3D Shapes)
  • Create a Writing Booklet (Cover, 4 Writing Template Options)
  • Ideas for Integrating Digital Resources
  • Directed Drawing “Who Lives in a Haunted House: Frankenstein & Monster
  • Create & Design a Haunted House Brochure (Color & B/W)
  • New Listing Writing Template (Boy & Girl Option)
  • Open House Poster (Color & B/W) 2 options
  • For Sale Poster (Color & B/W)
  • Add It Up Printable (helps determine how much the house house should sell for)
  • Spooky Playlist Template (Color & B/W)
  • Spooks & Smiles Agency Realtor Template (2 choices)
  • Questions to Ask Buyers
  • Loan Agreement & Deed to House (Color & B/W)
  • S.T.E.A.M Activity: I Can Build A Haunted House

2 Posters (Color) “I can build a haunted house”

1 I Can Poster (Color)

6 Background Scenes

52 Haunted House Pictures

AND TO HELP YOU OUT EVEN MORE….this pack includes:

  • Example Photos and Ideas for Your Haunted House
  • S.T.E.A.M, PBL, Common Core Aligned PAGES
  • TEACHER GUIDE: Haunted House 2 Week Simple Layout Plan
  • Rubric
  • Parent Letter to Send Home (3 Options)

My students STILL come back years later and tell me how much they

If you have any questions, please ask away!

Total Pages
270 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.


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