It’s spooky season and I am here to give you a major treat! When holidays come, it can be difficult to get everything themed or to add that extra layer of fun. With these fun Halloween activities for elementary students, you can add to your centers, morning work, and more to make your classroom extra festive this year with the help of the Adventures in Kinder and Beyond store!
Math Halloween Activities for Elementary
Math centers are a great way to help your students master math concepts. When you are getting math centers organized for the week of Halloween, you want to make sure to add some fun math activities that students have done before but have a special spooky twist.
Use Letter and Number Puzzles
Letter and number puzzles are great activities to use in centers or as morning work. Because they are self-checking, your students can independently work on the task and know whether they are right or wrong. Because it is self-checking, you know they can keep working on it until it’s correct. These Letter and Number Puzzles are perfect for centers, but can also be used for fast finishers as well.
Crack the Code
Another great self-checking activity are my Addition and Subtraction Worksheets that ask students to crack the code using mental math. These are fantastic for centers, morning work, and fast finishers! This great resource comes with several worksheets so your students can do Halloween related activities all season long.
Halloween Activities for Elementary that Focus on Geometry
I know it might seem strange to say we are learning about geometry in Kindergarten, but students start working with shapes early! You can make working with shapes Halloween oriented with Halloween Geoboard Cards. These are great hands-on Halloween activities for elementary students that will have students super excited! These printable geoboard task cards will engage your students and help make amazing mathematicians.
Another great Halloween activity for elementary students you can use to help with those geometry skills are Halloween Snap Cube Mats. Snap cube mats are a great hands-on activity to help students work on fine motor skills and counting. All pictures are scaled to actual size cubes so they can always get the perfect picture for Halloween.
Hunt for Numbers
Counting and number recognition are two big skills students will work on in the first stages of their education. Using Halloween Number Hunts are a great way to add fun to these important skills. These Halloween activities for elementary students are great for bellringers, whole group instruction, and more!
Literacy Halloween Activities for Elementary Students
Halloween can seem like an easy thing to incorporate into literacy classes because you can always read a Halloween book. However, you can do so many more fun activities from sentence building to sequencing to help your students build their reading and writing skills as well.
Build Halloween Themed Sentences
Before students can write sentences, they need to be able to put words in the correct order. Halloween Sentence Building Activities is a great, low-prep way for students to get great practice. You can use these in centers, in small groups, for morning work, or for fast finishers. They are super easy to use and are versatile so students get practice with different types of sentences as well.
First, Next, Finally
Putting stories in order is another important skill for students. That’s why Halloween Sequencing Activities are so great! This Halloween activity for elementary students will give your students a bit of a challenge. These are absolutely no-prep for you. All you have to do is print and go! In addition, they are hands-on and help students with important essential language skills. You can use these sequencing stories for guided reading, literacy centers, writing bloc, whole gorup instruction, or it can be some homework. This Halloween bundle comes with 15 themes stories with 4 sequencing pictures for each story.
A, B, C
When students are learning their letters, it’s important to practice letter recognition with students. You can do letter recognition work with Number and Letter Puzzles. With this great bundle, you’ll get the first resource talked about in this blog as well as the alphabet portion as well. This will help your students know what the letters are which will help them with the second step: writing.
You can also do a Halloween Write the Room Activity. This activity is great for helping students with writing their letters, but with spelling as well. This can eventually be turned into writing their very own sentences.
Another great way you can use Halloween activities for elementary students is to do an Alphabet Hunt. Through the use of color coding, students can practice letter recognition as well as sounds that you’ve been studying. All you need to do is print out this activity and decide if you want to ask students to look for the letter or the sound of the letter on the worksheet. This makes this an easy activity to differentiate for small group activities during center time.
Halloween is right around the corner and there is no time left for tricks! Use these great activities for a special not only for you with the low-prep to no-prep work, but also for your students. With these Halloween activities, students will get excited about the fun designs all while learning and practicing important math and literacy skills.
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