Your class can celebrate Halloween with these educational tricks and treats!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Students will gain practice in several art skills, including drawing, tracing, and painting.
This project works well at Halloween or as part of a science unit about owls.
Get in the spirit of Halloween with this festive decoration. These charming ghosts will make your classroom boo-tiful!
This craft can be a Halloween decoration or cute addition to a bulletin board about bats.
Students will have fun making their very own creatures of the night to help you set a spooky scene in your classroom.
Whether they’re dangling from the ceiling, waving from pencils, or taking a bite out of trick-or-treat bags, kids will love these cartoonishly creepy creatures.
Get students excited for Halloween with this activity in which students use select rhyming words to write a spooky poem.
Get your classroom in the Halloween spirit with a history of monsters, the science of bats, and other spooky activities!
Harness your students' interest and excitement about Halloween with themed activities, books, videos, and more!
See how we “put a spell” on literacy, math, and science with our Halloween Mad Science Spooktacular.
Quick and simple Halloween-oriented activities to get students motivated and excited while also keeping them focused on their learning.
Three fun and festive ways to repurpose leftover Halloween candy
Host an academic dress-up event with a Vocabulary Parade!
Project and activity ideas to help you use the Halloween theme in all subject areas across the curriculum for cohesion and structure.
A festive Halloween-oriented activity that allows your students to dress up and learn unique vocabulary words
Students get in the Halloween spirit by writing a spooky story that begins with a sentence that the teacher provides.
Harry Potter–themed skill-building classroom activities, such as homemade trading cards, a Hogwarts yearbook, and more.
Students will watch author and illustrator David Costello transform scary characters and fun plot twists into an exciting picture book, then examine the elements of a story and write their own spooky tales in this lesson plan.
Put a literary twist on the season of bats, ghosts, and pumpkins with this lesson in literature with a Halloween theme.
These hands-on Halloween math games make learning multiplication a little spooky and a lot of fun!
To spice things up for the holidays, change out some of the traditional manipulatives and word problems with these Halloween- or fall-themed treats.
Engage students in high-flying science lesson that covers the bat's physical characteristics and habitat, echolocation, and more.
Through Cinderella Skeleton, readers will experience a fractured fairy tale, practice their prediction skills, and be introduced to a book-length poem.
In this lesson plan, students create The Hallo-Wiener themed Happy Halloween signs.
Host a Ghosts and Ghouls Party and have students create their own Halloween-themed menus and recipes from the foods listed in this Halloween classic.
Halloween History and Information
Teach your students about the origins of Halloween and review safety tips for trick or treating, plus find decorating tips to get your classroom ready for this spooky holiday.
Browse recommended spooky reads, dive into booktalks, and read excerpts from books.
These Halloween-themed books are perfect for reading in the dark! Find scary stories featuring creepy creatures and your favorite characters, like Clifford and Horrible Harry.
Imagination can be a scary thing for children. Nightmares seem to hide monsters under every bed and behind every door! These books use humor to help alleviate some of the childhood angst found at bedtime.
Celebrate Halloween and all things spooky with these Goosebumps books about vampires, ghosts, zombies, and more.
Choose a spooky story recommended by scare-master R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series!
Are vampires real? Werewolves? Ghosts? Aliens? Zombies? Faeries? In this book, you'll find facts that are genuinely stranger than fiction.
Two wych hunters take on the evil of the wych-folk and the power of the Fraternity to save the life of a young girl.
In this excerpt from Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost, by Cornelia Funke, boy hero Tom' encounters the Gruesome Invincible Lighting Ghost.
Look out for the ghost goo in this excerpt from Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost by Cornelia Funke!
Strange and stinky things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. It appears that the murderous spirit of a 400-year-old, Totally Moldy Baroness has possessed the palace's owner, infecting her with a killer case of hic-hic-hiccups!