Here is a 54-page packet of Halloween themed activities that will target a variety of different language skills. I designed this packet for the preschool/kindergarten level. There is a Halloween Bingo game, Halloween “wh” questions, activities to target the concepts of “more” and “less,” a Jack-o-Lantern describing and listening activity, positional concepts flashcards, a positional concepts book, possessives/pronouns practice cards, and an open-ended cauldron game. Here is a detailed description of the activities in this download:
Pages 3-10: Halloween Bingo Game- There are 5 different Bingo cards that contain 24 different Halloween pictures. The calling cards include 3 clues to help your students practice making inferences.
Pages 11-18: Halloween “wh” Questions- There are 24 different “wh” questions related to Halloween. Each question card has an orange border and each answer card contains a yellow border and a picture.
Pages 19-24: Practice the concepts “More” and “Less”- The first part of this activity includes pictures of 2 children in costumes that have candy. The prompt on each picture asks your students “Who has more candy?” or “Who has less candy?” The second part of this activity is a worksheet that has pictures of 3 children with candy and asks your students “Who has the most candy?” or “Who has the least candy?” The third part of this activity includes pictures of children with plates and pieces of candy that you can cut out. You put a different number of candy pieces on each child’s plate and ask your students to identify who has “more” or “less” candy.
Pages 25-33: Jack-o-Lantern Describing and Listening Activities- This activity includes pictures of 8 different pumpkins and clues that describe what each pumpkin looks like. Students must listen to the clues to determine which pumpkin you are describing. There are 4 mats with the same 8 pumpkins in a different order to make this activity easier to use with a group of students. There are 2 worksheets so that students can draw their own Jack-o-Lanterns to describe. Then, there are 2 writing prompt worksheets to help your students describe the pumpkins they drew. The first writing prompt contains picture choices and the second prompt contains sentence starters.
Pages 34-39: Positional Concepts Flashcards- These cards include pictures of a pumpkin and a child in a costume. Your students must describe where the pumpkin is using one of the following positional concept words: over, under, in front, behind, beside, between. There are 48 cards total.
Pages 40-46: Where is the Pumpkin? Positional Concepts book- This cute book contains 12 pages that target different positional concepts. On each page, students should describe the location of the pumpkin in relation to another Halloween object. On page 46, there are pictures to represent each positional concept. Your students can choose the correct picture and attach it to each page in the book.
Pages 47-53: Possessives Practice- You can use these cards to practice using possessive –s or pronouns. Each card shows a Halloween character with an object and asks “Whose _______ is this?” Students make sentences like “This is the ________’s broom.” or “The broom is his/hers.” I have included sentence strips to help your students practice these concepts. I also included sentence strips to target the pronouns “he” and “she” by prompting your students to make sentences like “He/She has the broom.” There are 12 cards
Pages 54-56: Witch’s Brew Open Ended Game- Print one cauldron mat for each student. In addition, print 1-2 copies of the witch’s brew ingredients (page 54) for each student. Print just 1 copy of the foil cards (page 55) for the game. Cut apart the brew ingredients and foil cards. Turn all the cards face down and mix them up. Have each student perform their target skill (for example, describe a picture or say a word that contains a specific speech sound). After the student successfully completes the task, he/she can choose a card. If he/she chooses an ingredient card, the student adds the card to his/her cauldron. If the student chooses a foil card, then he/she should follow the directions on the card. The student with the most ingredient cards at the end of the game is the winner.
Graphics from www.mycutegraphics.com, www.whimsyclips.com, and www.scrappindoodles.com
Activity created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP