Happy Halloween! Okay, not yet! But it’s SO close!
Are you ready for it? Are you ready for your class to go “Halloween Crazy?”
That’s what I call it when my class’ energy is running on candy and costumes all week!
I don’t know about you, but Halloween makes me T.I.R.E.D. Throw a Halloween party into the mix and you get a teacher who wants to go home and put on her pajama-costume, sip some chamomile tea, and head straight to bed!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite “No Prep/Just Print” Halloween activities, ideas, and packs that will make your Halloween lesson planning EASY and FUN. Most importantly, these packs are filled with content-rich skills and practice for your little goblins! Let’s take a look:
This little Halloween craftivity is SO fun and easy! Just give your students a little white square to make their own head, and throw out some Q-tips. Then, let their imaginations and creativity do the rest! If you are looking for printable writing pages that coordinate with this craftivity, you can find them in my Halloween Writing Pack.
It not only contains printables for this adorable little skeleton, but it contains TONS of other writing activities, too! Your ghosts will stay busy while they build essential skills!
Here’s another cute craftivity and writing project! These are adorable because you can give your kids additional scrap paper and let them customize their ghosts with extra accessories! Last year, some of my girls added a purse, a necklace, and even high heels haha!
If you’re looking for some Just Print reading activities for your small groups, you will love this fluency pack! It’s packed with partner plays that would be SO cute to perform as a little Readers’ Theater for the other classrooms on Halloween! It also contains passages for beginning readers, phonics spinners, and poems and songs! If you combine the poems/songs with the plays, you have an instant HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE! How adorable would that be?! Find it HERE or click below:
Finally, I LOVE to incorporate holiday-themed math centers into my classroom! These little games are literally NO PREP! Just have your kiddos’ cut out the number cards. Then, slip the game boards into a sheet protector and voila! Instant math centers that can be reused over and over again! The best part? Since your students are using number cards, the games can be easily differentiated for your entire class of learners!
Here’s another idea that I LOVE to use in my classroom! And yes, this Halloween idea involves some yummy mini marshmallows…
Here’s how it works. I give each student a copy of this Haunted House Math Mat. Download this for FREE by clicking HERE.
I have the kids place it in a sheet protector. Then, I give them each a little pile of mini marshmallows. (If you can’t use food in your classroom, use cotton balls!)
Then, I tell them the best.part.of.this.activity.
“The marshmallows are GHOSTS!!”
This, of course, makes them all squeal!
I then proceed to tell them fun little Halloween story problems. The kids have to act out the story problems with their “ghosts” and use their dry erase markers to write the number sentence to match. You can even do this with older students, because they have to decide whether the story problem calls for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division!
I hope you find these Halloween ideas and activities useful, effective, and fun! I also hope they make your Halloween week less exhausting, while spicing up your lesson plans!