Halloween Writing Craft | October Bulletin Board | Halloween Activity

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374 Ratings
Second Grade Smiles
Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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This was great in getting kids to expand on their sentences. They enjoyed creating a monster then describing it and writing about it. Thank you!
Wonderful resource! Thank you! I have never had such a positive and loved writing/art project. I will be using this again and again every year!!!


Looking for a Halloween writing craft or October bulletin board activity? This descriptive paragraph writing craftivity is perfect for Halloween or any time descriptive writing practice could use a dose of fun! It also makes for a festive October bulletin board display. There is no explicit reference to Halloween made, so even students who do not celebrate the holiday can fully participate in the activity.

To prepare the activity, copy a variety of included monster heads, mouths, eyes, and feet for students to choose from and writing paper for each student. Students will choose their desired pieces and build a monster, placing the writing paper between the monster's head and feet. I copied onto colored paper to save time, but the activity will also work well copied onto white paper. Students can color their own monsters should you choose to go this route. Either way, each student's monster is unique!

After building their monsters, students can use the provided descriptive paragraph organizer and creepy and creative adjective list to plan their descriptive writing.

Several writing paper options, including a fill-in paragraph, are provided to help you differentiate the activity and meet the needs of all your students. Final copies can be written onto the paper attached to directly to their monsters.

Alternatively, you can display the monster and writing pieces separately and then have some fun reading aloud the monster descriptions and challenging students to try to match them to the corresponding monsters!

Two rubric options are also included should you wish to formally grade your students’ writing and/or have them self-assess their work.


Teachers Like You Said...

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

"My students had SO MUCH FUN using this resource! I am definitely keeping this one as a go-to writing project each year! Thank you so much! " - Kaitlin W., 2nd Grade Teacher

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

"This was the perfect resource to use for a writing project for Halloween! Kept the students engaged and motivated! This was fun and creative!" - Katie, 3rd Grade Teacher

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Extremely satisfied

Wonderful resource! Thank you! I have never had such a positive and loved writing/art project. I will be using this again and again every year!!! - Brigitte C, 1st Grade Teacher


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I hope your class has as much fun with this this writing craftivity as mine did! If you enjoy this product, please consider following my TPT store. I post new products and freebies regularly! You can contact me with any questions or requests at secondgradesmilesstore@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Amanda Taylor @ Second Grade Smiles

Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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