Sometimes students need an activity that gives their brains a little break. I find puzzles like word searches to be both stress-relievers and relaxing activities. When students finish early and have a few minutes left in class, I remind them to grab a puzzle from a stack in one of my bins that are always available to them. The Spooktacular Halloween Word Search is a challenging favorite. It is not easy and will take a while to find all the words, but kids love it.
Oh, I almost forgot…the free download also includes writing prompts related to Halloween! 🙂