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BAT CURRICULUM:
http://wings.avkids.com/Curriculums/Bats/
Learn all about bats this month with your elementary students, from kindergarten through grade six. This curriculum covers bat habitats, bat wings, and echolocation with student activities available for different levels of difficulty.

 

Boggle's World
http://bogglesworldesl.com/halloween_worksheets.htm
Boggle's World has a large collection of Halloween worksheets that could be handy in your classroom. The site is for ESL, but many of these worksheets could be used for all students.


 

COORDINATES AND HAUNTED HOUSES:
 
http://www.themathlab.com/Pre-Algebra/graphing/hauntedhouse.htm
 Students will closely follow instructions in order to create a haunted house based on coordinates. They will then reduce coordinates by multiplying by one-third, graphing the results to morph their houses. Great for a last-minute middle to high school math activity for Halloween.

 

EnchantedLearning.com's Halloween Resources
 

Favorite Candy Graphing
http://www.statcan.ca/english/kits/candy.htm

This math graphing and data management lesson was written for 1st-2nd grade. It uses surveying and candy wrappers to make bar graphs about favorite Halloween candies.

 
Games
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/halloween/halloween.htm
Some online arcade-type games and more can be found at PrimaryGames.com. Most are not educational, but there is a good ghost typing game
 
Halloween Games
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-topics-halloween.htm
online educational games and activities for students

 

Halloween Resources
http://www.a0kteacherstuff.com/october.htm
Here's a collection of various Halloween / October resources including recipes, coloring pages, Halloween Safety, costume ideas, and more
 

Halloween Unit

Halloween Unit 2

 

--Halloween Lesson Plans--
We have a pretty large collection of Halloween lesson plans, and they can be found right here:
Halloween Lesson Collection
 

The Georgia Department of Education's Teacher Resource Center has links to a wide variety of Halloween resources for educators including recipes, lesson plans, clip art, screensavers, etc.
Teacher Resource Center Halloween Resources
 

Last, Songs4Teachers has some Halloween and Autumn songs and poems that you can use in your classroom. You can access them through links at the top of this page:
Halloween Songs 4 Teachers
 

OCTOBER TEACHING CALENDAR:
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/calendars/october.htm
Click on each day in this interactive teaching calendar to find related activities and information for each item
in history.
 

Allrecipes: Halloween
Provides a variety of Halloween-themed treats, including pumpkin recipes, party and costume ideas, cookies and more.
http://allrecipes.com/directory/769.asp

 

2Learn.ca has put together a great collection of links to Halloween resources for educators. The site is divided into Halloween fun, math & science, stories & storytellers, and general teacher resources (lesson plans, units, and more). You can find this helpful resource right here:     Halloween Resources
 

BAT WORKSHEET:
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/bats/ws1.htm
For early elementary students, this printable worksheet summarizes what is special about bats. Wings are featured here, showing where bats fingers and thumbs would be located on their wings.
 

ECHO THE BAT:
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/intro/story.html
NASA sponsors this site about Echo the Bat, where students will read along with an online story about a bat named Echo, while learning all about bat anatomy, habitats, and features.
 

BAT WORDSEARCH:
http://www.abcteach.com/Bats/batwordsearch.htm
After learning something about bats using the above site, you can add numerous words to your weekly spelling and vocabulary charts, and then use this printable wordsearch to reinforce some batty learning.
 

Resource Page on Bats
http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/bats/
This bat resource page also contains some teaching tips for a lesson on bats. The information can help to dispel a lot of myths about bats.
 

CARVE A VIRTUAL PUMPKIN:
http://thepumpkinfarm.com/jack/jackboard.html
What kind of eyes will your pumpkin have? Choose from several different styles by clicking on the bubble button, then submit to see your virtual pumpkin carving.
 

Animated Halloween
Find ideas for costumes, decorating, recipes, and party planning plus haunting jokes, games, coloring, music, and holiday history.
http://www.animatedhalloween.com/en/main

 

ESTIMATING WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathEstimationPumpkin.htm
This is a hands-on, or rather arms-in, student exercise with pumpkins, so be sure to have plenty of newspaper and paper towels handy. Student teams will take turns estimating how many seed might be in a pumpkin, then dig in and find out for sure. Wash and dry those pumpkin seeds to also practice counting by 2's, 5's, etc.
 

EXPLORING PUMPKINS IN THE CLASSROOM:
http://www.chias.org/www/edu/mitc/wkshp/pumpkin/pumpkin.html
What words can your students think of that might be associated with pumpkins? Find two related student worksheets here, as well as science activities, pumpkin head art, and pumpkin toss games.
 

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS FELT BOARD STORY:
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/felt/5pumpkins/feltpumpkin.shtml
Just in time for October and/or Halloween, here is a felt board story to print out, in color or in black and white, complete with story and directions.
 

FUN AND YUCKY RECIPES:
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/recipe3.html
Explore science by creating your own wonderful recipes for fake blood and fruity putty, fun for Halloween crafts.
 

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY PAGE:
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag7.html
Which picture on each row is different? Students will have to identify and circle each one that doesn't be-
long in this printable student activity, illustrated with a mild Halloween theme.

 

HALLOWEEN BOOKMARKS:
http://www.abcteach.com/bookmarks/halloween.htm
Use these printable bookmarks to reward classroom behavior, for prizes in your own Halloween parties, or
to encourage early reading skills. You can also give them out as trick or treat prizes instead of the usual candy treats.
 

HALLOWEEN CLAY POT AND POSITIVE-NEGATIVE PUMPKIN:
http://www.eebeads.com/Webzine/Oct98/10_42_98.htm
Two art activities are included on this page. The first craft would make a great treat pot for your class Halloween party, while the second activity will introduce your students to the concept of positive and negative images as they create a pumpkin decoration in five steps.
 

HALLOWEEN CLIPART:
http://www.theteachersguide.com/freehalloweenclipart1.htm
Celebrate the special occasion with this themed clip art, including a Halloween bookmark as well.
 

ONLINE HALLOWEEN COLORING:
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hall/onlinecolor.html
Choose your Halloween image, select a color, and fill in the picture online with this selection of interactive Halloween coloring pages.

 

PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK:
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hall/hallcolor.html
Print out the friendly witch, the smiling jack-o-lantern, and the cuddly black cat in these selections of printable coloring pages for Halloween.

 

HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK FOR PRESCHOOL:
http://www.preschoolcoloringbook.com/color/cphalloween.shtml
Download and print out pages of pumpkins, spiders, trick or treaters, apple bobbing, bats, and more
for your own individualized Halloween coloring book.
 

HALLOWEEN COORDINATE GRAPHING:
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/halloween/graphing.htm
Integrate a mathematics lesson with your Halloween plans this year. If these instructions are followed correctly, students will wind up with their own jack-o-lanterns.
 

HALLOWEEN FILE FOLDER GAME:
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/pumpkin/filefolderpumpkin.shtml
You can download the directions and game pages for this Halloween-themed file folder game, where preschoolers will match up the different kinds of pumpkin faces. Be sure to cover emotions and feelings when playing this game, and ask your students to make their own sad, happy, and surprised faces to match the pumpkins.
 

PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN MASKS:
http://familyeducation.com/printables/package/0,2358,22-9732,00.html
Try the Create-a-Mask with some glitter, feathers, and sequins for your own Halloween art project, or download cats, mice, pumpkins, or lions to color for more masks.
 

PUMPKIN MATH RIDDLES:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/printables/POMathHalloweenPumpkinRiddles36.htm
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/games/jokes.html
This math lesson idea uses a Halloween theme, matching math puzzles, and riddles to get students to solve puzzles. Use the 2nd link above for Halloween riddles to include on your own puzzles, and consider including more complex math questions for advanced students.

 

HALLOWEEN MATH WORD PROBLEMS:
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/taverna/00/math.htm
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/2ndgrade/halloween.htm
Print out these student math word problem worksheets for a themed treat this Halloween. The 2nd link yields several more similar worksheets, all based on addition and subtraction for early elementary classes.

 

PUMPKIN PICTURE GRAPH WORKSHEET:
http://www.abcteach.com/free/g/graph_picture_pumpkins.pdf
Match the correct number of pumpkins to the corresponding name in this printable, Halloween-themed student worksheet.

 

Halloween Reading Unit
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Reading/RDG0018.html
Here's an excellent reading thematic unit on Halloween. It was written for second grade and contains 16 lesson plans:
 

Halloween Safety Guide
Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you!
http://www.halloween-safety.com

 

A HALLOWEEN SKELETON STUDY:
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/halloween/center.htm
A large Halloween skeleton will dominate a science learning center in your classroom, surrounded by spider webs.Students will be labeling each bone and body part, then creating their own smaller skeletons with cotton swabs, paper, and brad fasteners.
 

Halloween Songs
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems8.html
CanTeach  has all kinds of songs on Halloween, witches, pumpkins, bats, and more

 

HALLOWEEN TRACEABLES:
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/ttools/hallopractice.html
You can add a Halloween theme to your preschool students' alphabet practice with these downloadable pages, decorated with pumpkins and cats.
 

HALLOWEEN WRITING WORKSHEETS:
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/ttools/hallopractice.html
If you need some last-minute ideas for Halloween, try these printable student writing worksheets, all illustrated with a friendly Halloween theme and available for each letter of the alphabet.
 

A History of Halloween
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/Holidays/SSH0201.html
great lesson for Halloween, on the history of the holiday for grades 6-9
 
A History of Halloween  Grades 1-2
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/halloween.html
This Halloween history lesson was written for younger grades.

 

Hershey's Halloween
Download spooky screen savers and wallpaper. Get pumpkin carving help, "Mummy's Favorite Recipes," safety tips, and more ideas for Halloween fun!
http://www.trickortreats.com

 

Kid's Domain
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/print.html
worksheets and activities

 

LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MATH ACTIVITY:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/new_page_22.htm
These friendly little ghosts are missing a few numbers, and in this printable student worksheet for a last minute Halloween activity, your students will have to fill in the missing numbers on the hundred chart.
 

HOW A PUMPKIN GROWS:
http://kizclub.com/Topics/food/pumpkin.pdf
The pumpkin story, from seed to vine, flower, and plant, is contained on these printable learning cards. Students can color them, then mix them up and put them in the correct sequence before assembling them for a mini-book celebrating the harvest in autumn.
 

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
Find tips on how to Carve Pumpkins, view and download unique Carving Patterns for free, check out interesting Pumpkin Trivia, go to cool Pumpkin Links and get great tasting Pumpkin Recipes.
http://www.ahowlinggoodtime.com/carving/

 

INTERACTIVE DOT-TO-DOT JACK-O-LANTERN:
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hall/halldottodot1.html
Your preschool students can practice their counting and their mouse skills with this interactive, Halloween-themed online game. They need to connect all of the dots in the correct order in order to see their jack-o-lanterns.

 

INVESTIGATING A PUMPKIN:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/660.html
A list of several excellent questions guides students through careful investigation of their pumpkins, perfect for beginning scientific observation skills. Several hands-on student activities are also included.
 

Jack-O-Lantern.com
Comprehensive home of Jack-O-Lantern history, techniques, tools, free patterns and Halloween information.
http://www.jack-o-lantern.com

 

IT'S FUN TO BE A BAT!
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/craft_batmask.html
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-bat.html
Use the template to cut your bat from a paper plate, then get out the paints and scissors to create your own bat mask. Use the 2nd URL above to link to information about bats, from the San Diego Zoo.
 

LAST MINUTE WRITING EXERCISES FOR HALLOWEEN:
http://www.teachersdesk.org/halloween.html
Practice all different formats for writing: letters, instructions, a history report, and more to incorporate the theme of Halloween into your writing lessons this week.
 
OCTOBER WORDSEARCH:
http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth/October/wordsearch.htm
You can use these printable themed wordsearches as last minute sponge activities, with words selected to match occasions in the month of October.

 

PBS Kids: Halloween
Get ready for trick-or-treating with some of you favorite PBS shows and characters like Arthur or Cyberchase.
http://pbskids.org/halloween/

 

PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN MASKS:
http://familyeducation.com/printables/package/0,2358,22-9732,00.html
Try the Create-a-Mask with some glitter, feathers, and sequins for your own Halloween art project, or download cats, mice, pumpkins, or lions to color for more masks.
 

PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN BOXES:
http://alenkasprintables.com/printables/halloween/halloween6.jpg
http://alenkasprintables.com/printables/halloween/halloween8.jpg
When your students come trick or treating, have these colorful boxes ready with a pencil or eraser inside. They are cute, colorful, and quite easy to assemble.
 

Scary.com
Dare to be scared? Venture into the Slapstick Swamp or Magigoria Mansion , and find Halloween songs, costumes, jokes, recipes and cartoons.
http://www.scary.com

 

SPECIAL ED HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES:
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/halloween/spider.htm
Here are a few Halloween learning activities to use with Special Education students, with math, spiders, and friendship themes all combined.
 

HALLOWEEN SPELLING:
http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/halloween.PDF
Here is a witchy worksheet for your third and fourth grade students this Halloween, with themed words to arrange in alphabetical order, and to match up in a word match exercise. An acrostic puzzle, word math, a writing exercise, word scrambles, and icicles are also included.

 

SPIDER ACTIVITIES:
http://oldfashionedliving.com/holidays/spiders.html
Spider web posters, cupcakes, and spider cookies. What could be more fun for Halloween? Find instructions here.
 

SPOOKY SPIDERS AND WACKY WEB SCIENCE:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceArtLACIMDHalloweenSpookySpidersAndWackyWebsUnit1.htm
Students will be studying the life cycles of spiders, examining their anatomy, and observing spider habitats with this Halloween science lesson plan. They will learn how to classify by using contrasts and comparisons, while completing journal entries, illustrating spiders, and making sugar cookie spider models in this series of seven classroom activities.

 

STICKS, LEAVES, SEEDS, AND INSECTS:
http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/ythfacts/allyr/ornament.htm
Use natural pods and seeds to create and decorate ornaments looking very much like certain insects. Find directions for making beetles, dragonflies, butterflies, and caterpillars, all with materials readily found in nature.
 

STRING OF JACK-O-LANTERNS:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/halloween/string/
This very simple art project looks quite effective and colorful in your classroom window. Yarn, markers, and
orange construction paper are required.
 

VEGGIE HEAD PUMPKINS:
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10647
If you are planning a trip to the pumpkin patch this fall yet do not wish to carve pumpkins with knives, consider this unique project. Students will attach features on their pumpkins using toothpicks and various vegetables. Incorporate a nutrition and science lesson at the same time, asking which part of the plant it is that the students are using: root, stem, or leaf.

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