Whether your school officially celebrates Halloween or not, chances are your students will be bouncing off the walls on October 31--and possibly even for a few days surrounding it! Why not have a few activities to acknowledge the excitement of the season while still addressing academic objectives? And because some schools stick to apples, pumpkins, and owls this time of year...and some schools allow witches, ghosts, and more...each activity has two options for you to choose from: 1 more geared toward a "Fall" theme and 1 reflecting a "Halloween" theme.
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This packet includes:
Addition: Two math worksheets, for both fall and Halloween, are provided for students’ practice.
Graphing Practice:. Two separate data collection activities, complete with spaces to practice tally marks and making a bar graph. Large labels are also included in case they are needed for whole group instruction.
Patterning Practice: Students can practice completing picture patterns independently. Two levels of patterning, for both fall and Halloween, are included to adjust to your student’s abilities.
Word Finds: Students locate vocabulary words from both the fall and Halloween themes.
Writing Prompts. Students can practice constructing their own thoughts about these seasonal topics.
BINGO: Perfect for your Fall Party or Halloween Party, or just indoor recess, there are 25 colorful Bingo cards for each theme, as well as the appropriate calling cards for the teacher or other game leader. Simply print and go for quick and easy fun! **Pro-tip: Laminate the cards for years of durability and to save ink!**
Looking for more activities that bridge the gap between fall and Halloween? Check out my activities for the book, "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything." This classic 'scarecrow' story is appropriate for just about any primary classroom this time of year!