Halloween Activities and Read Aloud Crafts for a Fall Bulletin Board

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1st - 3rd
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We loved this activity. It was a great way to review summarizing and students had so much fun displaying thier work on our bulletin board.
Cute product, works a variety of different ways. Added some fun to the month of October in my 3rd grade classroom :)


Looking for the best Halloween activities for reading and writing including a daily craft? These story element summaries are PERFECT for any elementary classroom using all of your favorite Halloween Read Alouds. The Halloween crafts also make a great Fall bulletin board. Students will be begging to do this fun reading comprehension activity and Halloween craft each day.

This Resource Includes:

  • 13 Halloween Activities for Summarizing Reading
  • 13 Halloween Craft Pages (makes a great Halloween bulletin board!)
  • Halloween Themed Character, Setting, Problem & Solution Anchor Charts
  • Summary Anchor Chart
  • Story Element Note Catcher (for any book)

Ideas for Use:

Read aloud one of your favorite Halloween books each day. Then, have students write a summary about the book you read. Afterward, let students create a simple and cute craft for each book. These Halloween activities make great bulletin boards or hallway decor during the fall months.

Suggested Daily Timeline:

  • 5-10 minute Halloween read aloud (or have students listen to the Halloween read aloud on Epic, YouTube, Vooks or any other site your school has access to!)
  • 5-10 minute OPTIONAL time to plan writing
  • 10+ minute writing story summaries & making the daily Halloween craft
  • OPTIONAL - grading or hang as a fun Halloween bulletin board

Halloween Activities and Read Alouds Included:

  • Creepy Carrots
  • The Teeny Tiny Ghost
  • Room on the Broom
  • Bonaparte Falls Apart
  • Runaway Mummy
  • Bone Soup
  • Skelly's Halloween
  • Trick or Treat
  • Skeleton Cat
  • Crankenstein
  • Bat Jamboree
  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
  • Stellaluna

When to Use in Your Classroom:

  • Halloween Party Day
  • Reading Center Time
  • Independent Reading Work
  • Early Finisher Activity
  • Small Group Review
  • RTI or Enrichment
  • Daily Reading Warm Up
  • Daily Comprehension Practice
  • Parent Volunteer Groups

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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