Here's a fun way to target a variety of language and academic skills in a motivating way from Lisa Geary at LiveSpeakLove. Using chocolate donuts and pretzel sticks and these custom visual directions, you can target receptive and expressive language skills including: following 1 and 2 step directions, basic math and literacy concepts, seasonal vocabulary, sequencing and sequential vocabulary, ordinal vocabulary and more! Not just for Halloween -- pair this HIT of an activity with science units on insects and spiders. My students have always loved this activity and remembered making these spiders several years after the fact. Enjoy!