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Halloween Ideas for the Elementary Classroom

Fun Ideas for Crafts, Costumes, Lessons, Online Activities, and More


Even though Halloween does not involve any time off from school, the holiday still inspires almost unmatched enthusiasm and passion in children. Use these Halloween ideas in your classroom to channel your students' energies into productive and fun activities for the season.

About Halloween
About.com highlights the best Halloween resources from all around the network.

13 Pumpkin Ave.
Houses jokes, riddles, lyrics, games, recipes, links, and more.

Bat Thematic Unit
For upper elementary to middle school level. Use this unit for ideas and activities about bats.

Children's Halloween Books
A list of literary resources for children to enjoy in October.

Halloween Activities
Teacher-tested ways to celebrate Halloween in your elementary school classroom.

Halloween Ideas for Kids
Features mazes, word scrambles, and other entertaining ideas for use at home and in the classroom.

Halloween Poems
Fun, seasonal poetry from the folks at Teachers.net.

Halloween Recipes
"Frightening cuisine" that kids will love!

Halloween Safety Tips
Tips for a careful celebration for children. From the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Jack-a-Lantern Jigsaw Puzzle
An online puzzle that's just for fun!

Kaboose Halloween
Clip art, jokes, riddles, word finds, and much more!

The Explorers' Graveyard
Integrate Halloween and History with this high-quality lesson from TeachersFirst.

The Moonlit Road
Read ghost stories and folk tales from celebrated storytellers of the South.

The Official Halloween Safety Game
An interactive games that makes caution fun for young trick-or-treaters.

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