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Get Your Spooky on with Halloween Magnetic Poetry



Back by popular demand… It’s Edutech for Teachers’ version of Halloween Magnetic Poetry, a Google Drawings activity containing nearly 100 words, or “magnets”, that can be rearranged to compose all types of writing samples.

So, if you’re ready to combine a little bit of holiday fun with Google Apps, then be sure to check out this must-try activity for you and your class! Here’s how it works…

The students start out with a creepy palette that looks something like this:

halloween magnetic poetry

And end up transforming it into something spook-tacular like this:

halloween magnetic poetry2

Last year I actually incorporated this activity into my fifth grade Computers class. Besides allowing the students to have some Halloween fun with related words and images, it was a great opportunity for them to become more familiar with copying a template into their Google Drive account and utilizing Google Drawings.

Here they are getting all creepy with it!

Halloween collage

Classroom Connection:

The Halloween Magnetic Poetry template can be used in a variety of ways as either an independent or collaborative writing activity. Utilize the “magnets” included and/or add your own text boxes to extend the activity.

Click here to make your very own copy of the template.

A huge shout out to edtech guru Kasey Bell for creating and sharing this super cool idea!

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