This bundle includes my favorite 3 activities to use in the month of October. Two out of the three activities are even ZERO PREP!
Activities Included are:;
See a brief summary of each one below...
I BAT you will love this October/Halloween themed CRACK THE CODE! This October/Halloween themed CRACK THE CODE is sure to do just that! Your students will be challenged as they use their creativity, communication skills, and collaboration abilities in order to complete this breakout! Have fun as your students participate in what is sure to be the most memorable breakout of the year!
Breakouts are very similar to scavenger hunts where students need to solve different puzzles/clues in order to get a prize. In this break, students will be reading passages, solving math problems, using a letter decoder to decode secret messages, participating in a stem activity, and collecting Frankenstein pieces throughout the breakout in order to create their own Frankenstein. There is a recording sheet included which students can use to show their work for each question and submit at the end!
The only additional supplies you will need in addition to printing this PDF is candy pumpkins and toothpicks for the STEM challenge!
This Crack the Code is for Grades 1st-5th. There are 4 versions of the math clue, 4 versions of the puzzle clue, and multiple versions of the reading passage to suit all grade levels. For grades 1st-2nd you can do this whole class as a Crack the Code or you could use each clue card as a CENTER. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need a modification. Thanks!
Tips and Tricks
Student Recording Sheet
Teaching Answer Sheet
Printable Badge upon completion of activity
To grab the CRACK THE CODE GROWING BUNDLE click HERE
All you have to do is get your classmate to say the large word at the top of the slide. Sounds easy enough right? Well it gets a lot harder when you can’t use the 3 bulleted words as part of your description! Students will have a blast as they work hard to describe to their classmates what the projected word on the board is. The student who is guessing the word will certainly feel the pressure while playing GUESS THAT WORD!
This is a NO PREP game! Simply open the file and you’re ready to play! There are 30 word displays in this game so each student can have a turn being in the hot seat! Have all students sitting at the carpet/their seats while the student in the hot seat stands/sits in front of the smart board with their back to it. This ensures they won’t see what word is projected. All words are words that are associated with the month of October.
There are 4 GAME OPTIONS so it's perfect for every grade level! Use the game where students can't say the 3 bullet-ed words to make it the most challenging, or 2 bullet-ed words to make it slightly easier. There are also options for only 1 word the students can't say, and an option with just the projected word and a visual picture for our pre-k and kindergarten friends to use!
October Guess That Word
You can also purchase the GUESS THAT WORD GROWING BUNDLE where each monthly Guess That Word game will be added.
October trivia is a fun and interactive game that students can play whole class. The intent is NOT that the students already know the answers, its purpose is for students to LEARN new and interesting facts about October that they did not know prior to completing this activity! For example did you know that Jack 'O' Lanterns were originally carved out of turnips?! With over 30 TRIVIA QUESTIONS, students will have so much fun while learning some really neat facts about the month of October!
This is a NO PREP game! Simply open the file and you’re ready to play!
Make this game what you want it to be! You can play it whole class with students raising their hands to guess answers. You can have teams playing where students use a whiteboard to display their team’s answer. This activity can be played all in one sitting OR perhaps you give a few trivia questions at the end of each day throughout the month of October!
If you have any questions let me know I am happy to help in anyway!
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