Halloween in the classroom

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Pumpkins, leaves, conkers….It’s autumn!

As the leaves start to change colour, the weather starts to take a turn and pumpkins are huge enough to start to carve, SPS are exploring spooky ways in which you can incorporate Halloween into your lesson plans.

Halloween is such an exciting holiday and there are tons of ways to celebrate Halloween in the classroom that will make it even more exciting for your students. It’s always nice to take a break from your usual classroom routine and spice things up with a celebration.

We have put together a list of some of the creepy and creative ways to celebrate Halloween and delight your little ghouls and goblins. Your pupils will be so distracted with their wickedly wild fun that they won’t even realise that they’re also learning.

 1. Spinning Pumpkin Tops

First paint, then play with these adorable little pumpkin spinning tops that “breakdance” while teaching a lesson in physics.

Source: Buggy and Buddy

2. A Twist on Slime

Most kids love to get their hands on anything that oozes and goozes. Add eyeballs into the mix and it’s a recipe for thrills and chills.

Source: Little Bins for Little Hands 

3. Straw Skeletons

Insert a little biology lesson about the skeletal system when you work on these bone-chilling skeletons for Halloween.

Source: Education.com

4. Witch Pitch 

Test the students’ candy-tossing abilities with a themed game, but encourage them not to eat all the candy corn before they start playing!

Source: Oopsey Daisy Blog

5. Ghost Rockets

What kid wouldn’t love to see a ghost rocket through the air? This project is definitely meant for the outdoors, though.

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

6. Halloween Shadow Puppets

Tie this shadow puppet activity with a Halloween-themed story (or have the kids write their own!).

Source: First Palette

7. Goblin Guts Sensory Bag

This disgustingly delightful sensory bag gives kids a feel of icky goo, without the mess. Check out the Growing a Jeweled Rose blog for more Halloween-themed sensory bags.

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

 8. Pumpkin Volcano

Pumpkins are just waiting to be made into a science experiment, aren’t they? These pumpkin-canos will cause kids to erupt with sheer excitement.

Source: Little Bins for Little Hands

9. Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts

These cute little Halloween creatures are fun to make and hang around your classroom this season.

Source: Happy Clippings

 10. Candy Experiments

Leftover candy? Is there such a thing? Try one of these awesome science experiments to get rid of teeth-rotting Halloween candy leftovers.

Source: Lemon Lime Adventures