Celebrating Halloween in the Classroom  

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Celebrating Halloween in the Classroom  

Here are sets of ideas for celebrating Halloween in the classroom . Children want to have fun and enjoy Halloween but it is not always the easiest to fit in with the curriculum. The following ideas may help teachers to slot a few fun activities into the busy school day during the lead up to Halloween.

Teaching Ideas – This site has a great set of Halloween ideas for use over the next few weeks

Halloween Themed:

  • Inspiration Posters
  • Banners
  • Writing paper
  • Display signs
  • Lantern making
  • German and Spanish vocabulary presentations
  • Make a skeleton
  • A set of ideas to go with Roald Dahl’s book The Witches


Teacher Vision – Provides a further set of ideas for celebrating Halloween in school.

Halloween falls on Monday, October 31, 2016. Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, using our worksheets, lessons, and activities. You’ll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons. Students love this autumn holiday—take advantage of it! Integrate these Halloween resources into your classes to enhance cross-curricular study for all grade levels.” (Teacher Vision)

There are a lot of resources on the Teacher Vision site, including:

  • Halloween history and activities
  • Games
  • Books
  • Science activities
  • Social studies activities
  • Lesson plans
  • Printables
  • Maths activities
  • Music activities
  • Choose your own adventure and the top 10 Halloween games

Celebrating Halloween in the Classroom  

Education World – This site has a set of fun ideas too, including:

  • Halloween Maths
  • My Pumpkin Story
  • Create a pumpkin candle holder
  • Halloween poetry writing

Not forgetting our own 123HUB! Great Halloween resources can be found there under our Halloween and Festivals & Celebrations themes.