Halloween Activities Haunted House Writing Craft Great Bulletin Board Too

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Teacher Comment:

  • "This resource got my students super excited to write!"
  • "My students LOVED this project! Writing is always tough for them, but the project part of it was definitely an incentive."

To get more bang for my “time” buck, I like to cover a variety of standards with one activity. With that in mind, I designed “Trick or Treating at a Haunted House”.

It’s not only a super-fun writing prompt craftivity, but it also reinforces the 5 senses, and the importance of using them to enhance writing.

Teacher Comments:

  • “The students loved to color the houses and did a great job using descriptive words for each of the 5 senses. It definitely got them writing more, which was my goal!”
  • "I loved using this resource this year! My students were engaged using this fun and creative writing activity! They especially were surprised at how descriptive and imaginative their writing could be! This is great for all students, regardless of their academic levels!"

The scenario:

Students are trick or treating and they visit a haunted house.

What do they see, hear, feel, taste & smell?

Toss in the intrigue of a haunted house & a bit of crafty magic & your students will be excited to get down to the business of writing. This is truly highly motivational resource.

Teacher Comments:

  • "This was a fun activity. I got some great writing from it."
  • "My kids LOVED this writing activity. It was a lot of fun to do."
  • "My kids loved the different choices of houses to go with their writing. They were very motivated to make descriptive sentences and complete this writing project!"

  • After writing their rough draft, then editing, they fill out a rubric checklist, then write their final draft on the writing prompt worksheet.

So you can easily diversify your lessons for grade & skill levels, I've included a writing rubric for younger children, as well as older students.

  • There are 4 different haunted houses for students to choose from.
  • There are 2 patterns (a TOP and BOTTOM) for each haunted house, as the 5 senses writing prompt is glued to the center.

See PREVIEW for lots of samples.

Patterns come in both black & white for students to color, as well as colorful templates, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.

  • I’ve also included patterns for my finished writing.

Sharing examples not only helps explain what you want students to do, but I pretty much guarantee that they will be very excited to make a haunted house of their own!

Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board or hallway display.

Teacher Comments:

  • "A fun activity and looked great on the wall."
  • "Loved the final product! They turned out fantastic!"
  • "The students enjoyed this writing activity and we used it for our October bulletin board. My administrators loved the look for fall."

I’ve included several “Trick or Treat” posters to add some extra pizzazz, as well as a “5 Senses” poster, plus one that defines “Adjectives”. Use them to introduce your lesson, then add them to your display.

Toss some “cobwebs” in each corner, and you have a “WOW!” bulletin board, sure to get lots of compliments.

To extend the lesson & practice yet another standard, I’ve also included a whole group-graphing activity.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me. I hope you & your students have an absolute blast with this Halloween craftivity.

Teacher Comment:

  • I love the colors, the clip art, the fonts, the vocabulary, everything involved in the writing exercise and craft! It's simply perfect! Thank your for such an awesome resource!

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