Updated with New Additional Activities!
Whether you are a fan of Halloween or not, it seems that the “second most popular holiday” has become a part of school life.
If you were to add up all of the time spent on holiday activities throughout a school year you might be surprised by the vast number of hours. So, it seems very important that the activities we choose to participate in with our classes have more than one purpose.
On the following pages you will find activities that were created to have learning purposes while also celebrating the holiday. Many of them have ties to the Multiple Intelligences. As a sixth grade teacher I would put one of these activities on each table and our “Holiday Party” included visiting all of the various center activities along with a treat table.
I have also done many of these activities in the computer lab with various grades; especially the history lesson, the map drawing (using KidPix), and the epitaph creation (using KidPix). I’ve used laptops with groups to do the interpersonal story writing.
These pages are created and ready for you to use tomorrow. Copy and use with your students immediately.
Finally, at the end of this packet you have the pages for students to run a quick and easy fundraiser.
Hopefully some of these pages will help you continue to make kids think and expand their minds while also celebrating the holiday season.
This is another resource offered by Kathy Cothran, The Original Gadget Girl