Are you looking for a few more quick, easy and fun activities for Halloween? Then I think you’ll enjoy my Halloween crafts and activity packet. It’s chock full of simple things you can do in a short amount of time.
Since I have a few parent volunteers on Halloween, I can be a bit more creative with my centers. My Y5’s really enjoy painting with the magical colors of midnight. Pressing hard with a white crayon, I traced the ghost pattern on white squares of construction paper.
Students are surprised and delighted when they use watercolors to “wash” over their paper and a little ghost appears.
For cutting practice, we do a spooky spiral. I made easier patterns for younger students, as well as flipped my graphic, to make a template for your lefties. There are 3 different sizes and 4 options. Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling.
Older students can write around the spiral before they cut it. They can choose to write about things that they think are creepy, or list things that they are a bit scared of. Write from the inside out, or from the outside in.
Another quick craftivity (your kiddos will literally be done painting a yellow and orange stripe on their Styrofoam cup in just a few minutes) is this candy corn alphabet cup. It’s perfect for whole group assessing upper and lowercase letters, while your students enjoy playing “I Spy a Letter!”
When the cups are dry, insert the upper or lowercase cup to review whichever set you’re working on; or do double duty and put both cups inside. Call out a letter. Students twirl and twist the cups ’til that letter is under the arrow, then find the matching lowercase letter as well.