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Trick or Tweet Anyone? Halloween Activities for the Classroom Part III


HalloweenHalloween and a full moon occurring during the same week—seriously? Is someone really messin’ with teachers this year or what!

Well, this “perfect storm” is upon us so how about trying to preserve what might be left of your sanity by checking out some really spook-tacular collections of Halloween-themed resources that are sure to creep out all of those ghosts and goblins that live in your classrooms—in a good way, of course!

Whether it’s writing prompts, science experiments, Halloween candy math, Edgar Allan Poe videos or haunted vocabulary, there’s something wicked cool awaiting you below on my recently updated Trick or Tweet greatest hits list:

» The History Channel: The History of Halloween

Bet you didn’t know Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays, but what’s the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween? Find out by exploring this site filled with cool facts, figures, videos and interactives.

» Scholastic: Halloween Trick or Treat for Facts and Fun

Get your classroom in the Halloween spirit with these math and science activities, writing ideas, and crafts. Plus, use the Halloween-themed book lists to find a perfect read-aloud title or scary stories to share with your students for independent reading.

» 7 Halloween Themed Educational Activities

A collection of Halloween-themed games and activities curated by Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers—apps, math adventures, safety games, typing activities, a web hunt and more!

» It’s Halloween!

A Pinterest board containing 90+ Halloween sites to celebrate Halloween by Edutopia.

An assortment of all things Halloween by Larry Ferlazzo—A visual history, slideshows, vocabulary and spelling games, close activities, Halloween Around the World and Mia Cadaver’s Tombstone Timeout, one of the most favorite games found on the BBC site and more!

» Halloween Activities

A variety of educational sites for Halloween by 19 Pencils.

» Fractus Learning

6 Spooky EdTech Tools for Halloween.

» The JCISD EdTech Team

A compilation of fun Halloween and fall web links and iOS apps for educators and students curated by a group of edtech-ers from the Jackson County Intermediate School District.

Check out my colleagues’s YouTube Channel for all sorts of original cool music videos for the elementary classroom, including the one shown below about October holidays.

Classroom Connection:

Use these resources to teach and learn about the Halloween holiday.
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