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Easy Prep Halloween Themed Cross Curricular Centers & Activities for Lower Elementary Children!
Resource Prep: Each activity below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games. Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
☀ Pumpkin Literature List
☀ Pumpkin Writing Station Words
☀ Classroom BooksvStudent Booklets
☀ Student Worksheets
☀ Art Projects
☀ Literacy Centers
☀ Math Centers
Choose books from the list about Halloween to read to your students.
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Halloween Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
After reading several books about Halloween, copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. Have them write and draw something about what kind of fun they have on Halloween. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
After reading several books about Halloween, copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. Have them write and draw what costume they will wear for Halloween. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Students can work on this booklet at center or quiet work time to practice their number and color words. Students copy over the number and color word and then color the Halloween items the correct color. You can copy the pages on regular paper, there are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 10 other pages..
Copy and assemble each of the “Halloween Senses” booklets for each students . There are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 6 other pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each Halloween senses statement and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
Students write a story about Halloween with the sheets provided.
After reading a story from the literature list a few times, have students fill out the story elements: characters, setting, problem & ending., either by drawing or writing out with words.
After reading a story from the literature list a few times have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. Two organizer have the boxes with lines and one is an pumpkin shape to organize the retelling.
Copy and assemble the Jack-o-lantern with the directions and template page in unit. Hang the Jack-o-lanterns in the hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
Assemble Halloween mask with the directions in unit. After student’s have finished making their mask have them write about them. Have a Halloween parade with student’s wearing their masks.
Matching Game: Children match the pictures with the beginning sound capital & lowercase letter. Memory Game: Either use both letter cards or one letter card and the sound cards. Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if the letter and sound match. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game. Challenge: Memory game using all three cards in set to find and match.
Children can use these mats to help organize there letters and sound cards. Good resource for students who are just learning the letters and sounds or for those students who need visual aids.
List of pictures included in resource.
Children take piece of candy (consonant & consonant blends are provided) and put it in front of a trick or treat bag word chunk to make a word. Children can write word on paper or white board or use one of the 9 worksheets to go with this activity.
Two types of game cards with short vowel sounds words and sentences. Each game card has all the vowel sound words and sentences on the game card. There are10 game
Children place the number ghost counters to match the number word or numeral on the haunted house number card. Number Words cards are 0-10, Numeral cards are 0-20.
Roll One or two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins!
Children read the addition number sentence and find the sum or differences of the two numbers. Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of the number sentence. You can separate the game cards in sets from 0-5 and a sets from 6-10. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
Kids have some Halloween themed fun while learning a variety of skills!