October is the time when we’re finally settling into our classroom routines, but it can get a little hectic with parent teacher conferences and of course the anticipation of all the candy during trick or treating! This time of year can be stressful, however it’s possible to tackle it with some SPOOKY good fun! You’ll LOVE these 5 EASY and engaging resources that your students will have a blast with and of course do some great learning. So what’re we waiting for? Let’s get ghoulish!
Eerie-SISTIBLE Haunted Houses
Knock knock, who ghost there?! Call the ghostbusters after crafting these adorable haunted houses with your kiddos! They are a fun way for students to practice foundational math skills!! This fact family craft allows students to create peekaboo windows to show off their knowledge of either addition and subtraction, or multiplication and division! Once all of these are constructed, your students will have gotten in some great practice and you’ll have yourself an adorable bulletin board!
Carve Out Some Gourd Fun
Let’s give our students pumpkin to talk about with this one! Rhyming has never been so fun. This ‘Feed the Pumpkin’ activity lets students feed the rhyme that matches the picture on the pumpkin. Simply glue the pumpkins onto things like brown paper bags, tissue boxes, or even plastic containers. Switch it up with a sensory component by placing your pumpkins inside a tub of corn kernels! You can add some tongs to feed for fine motor practice and you’ve got an activity that is SURE to keep them engaged during the month of October!
Spook-tacular Sight Words
Whether students or working on heart words or sight words, they will LOVE practicing with these spooky houses. They are completely editable for you and are easy to store in Michael’s Task Boxes! Students will grab a house and construct the words with their boo-tiful ghost letters. This activity is also completely editable so you can have students practice the words they need. It’s like this activity was meant to be in your classroom. A real Romeo and Ghouliet!!
Fly Around in FRIGHT School
Ok maybe your kids can’t technically FLY, but this activity is sure to get them moving! Scoot is a fun way to work on a skill while allowing your students to get their wiggles out! They will have a blast scooting around the room with Halloween themed task cards practicing addition within 10 or 20! Feeling brave? Get them outside and let them hunt for these cards while enjoying some of that beautiful fall weather.
Mini Erasers = A Ghoulishly Good Time
Mini erasers have SO many uses, including working on number sense! With this activity, students will love spinning for numbers and counting out mini erasers that you can find in Halloween or fall themed shapes! And the number practice doesn’t stop there. There’s activities for filling in ten frames, number webs, number bonds, and more with super cute themed number mats!
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