This scavenger hunt has students reading for information and fun facts
1. Print the Halloween Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock or brightly-colored paper and cut them apart along the dotted lines.
2. Make copies of the Halloween Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet (2-sided). Each student needs a copy.
3. Place the Halloween Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.
With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during reading groups. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the sentence cards and write their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.
Bonus Riddles Match Up
Have students do a match-up with the riddle cards. This would be a fun brain break and could be repeated a few times by having students switch cards.
It is fun to do a riddle presentation. Students practice fluency with phrasing and timing.
I teach my kids to use a standard format that allows the audience a better opportunity to understand the riddle.
Riddler: What school subject is a witch good at?
Responder: I don’t know, what school subject is a witch good at?
Then, they can both ham it up a little with a yuk, yuk, yuk or ba, ba, bum.
Then the next pair comes on and repeats the same format with a new riddle.
Riddler: What do ghosts serve for dessert?
Responder: I don’t know, what do ghosts serve for dessert?
Riddler: I scream!
Students could also be asked to explain the humor in the riddles. Do they understand the pun or play on words that is involved in the answer? Sometimes they need to talk riddles through before they really understand them.
Students also love the opportunity to create their own riddles!
Find more Halloween Scavenger Hunts:
Halloween Math Review Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Parts of Speech Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Fact and Opinion Scavenger Hunt with Teaching Posters
And more holiday scavenger hunts:
Holiday Scavenger Hunts