20 Crafty Halloween ideas for in the classroom
In the dark of night - with the moon glowing bright - a skeleton tapped on my screen. Though obviously dead, very lively he said: Have a Happy Halloween!
It’s that time of the year again: Halloween. Teachers go looking for some fun Halloween verses and amazing crafty ideas to transform their classroom into a haunted castle, a pumpkin buffet or a witch’s deadly kitchen.
Pinterest is kind of the place to go to find some nice ingredients to conjure a Halloween curse upon your classroom.
In case you can’t really find the needle in the haystack, I picked out the best Halloween crafting ideas for your classroom. Click on the images to go to Pinterest or the original page.
Let’s get started!
Halloween classroom decorations
1. Decorate your school environment
This year, everything comes to life. Put eyes on everything. Even the trees are watching you. In this example, teachers used beach balls as eyes for the trees.
2. Decorate your classroom door
You can decorate your door yourself or turn it into a schoolwide contest and ask help from your students. Which classroom has the most creative Halloween classroom door? Here you can find some inspiration.
3. Paper ghosts
A haunted classroom? Ghosts! There are so many ways to craft fun ghosts out of paper, but this is definitely my favourite!
4. Haunted classroom decorations
This one takes a bit of time, but with the help of your students, you’ll get there. And it’ll all be worth it. Create a haunted house decoration. The guests? Your students are staying. If they’re brave enough…
Halloween crafts ideas
5. Scary tissue boxes
Create some lively tissue boxes that comfort students at all times, even when they are scared.
6. Spooky paper lanterns
This crafty Halloween idea for 3rd graders looks amazing. Click on the image to find out how it’s made. Too difficult? Don’t worry, here are some more Halloween lantern ideas.
7. Spell book purse
As an elementary teacher, you have to rock Halloween. And what better way to do that, then with this amazing spell book purse?
Take a look at this video.
Halloween class party ideas
8. Halloween party buffet man
Gathering with teachers or organizing a class party for Halloween? Present your food in a creative way like in this image below.
9. Halloween dips
There’s only one way to present tasty dips with Halloween. Here’s how you do it:
10. Bloody hotdog fingers
Low budget and easy to make. The perfect Halloween party snack for in your classroom.
Halloween language ideas
11. Parts of speech
I found this creative colour plate where students have to colour the right parts of speech to get a nice Halloween drawing.
12. Story of my life - halloween remix
Let your students create a fantasy Halloween story, keeping in mind the story structure. Then, let them turn the best ones into a play using the fun apps I’m suggesting at the end of this post. Fun guaranteed!
13. Halloween Bingo
Teaching a foreign language? Say a word, concerning Halloween in that particular language. Students have to tick of the meaning of that word on the bingo sheet. In this example below, student have to match the right image to the right translation the teacher is saying. Click on the image to open it. You can just copy the link and give it to your students. Every student will get a different bingo sheet.
The first student who has 5 in a row has Bingo! You can make your own Bingo sheet here for free.
Halloween math ideas
14. Ghostly comparisons
You can’t change the math, but you can change the layout. To completely align with the Halloween theme, use fun Halloween templates like in the image.
15. Pumpkin arithmetics
Let your student solve arithmetics. When they are right, they will be able to solve the pumpkin puzzle. Create your own Halloween puzzle templates and give students different puzzles.
Halloween science ideas
16. Expanding ghosts
Amaze your students by doing this fun ghost science experiment.
17. Pumpkin volcano
A pumpkin volcano. Not much to say about this one. Let’s just say students will love this experiment.
18. What’s blood made of?
Happy bloody Halloween! But what is blood actually made of? With this example, students discover in a fun way the parts of blood.
Halloween apps for in the classroom
Besides all the crafty Halloween ideas, I also looked for some fun free Halloween apps you could use in your classroom.
19. Scary sounds
This app is a sound panel with 45 different Halloween sounds. Let your students create a (puppet) play with Halloween monsters and use the sounds to dramatize the play. Some of them give you goosebumps…
20. Halloween Voice Changer
This one also could be used during a Halloween play. Students record their voice and transform it into a scary one. They can choose between more than 20 voice changers or they can change their voice by themselves by moving the parameters.
These were some creative activities I really like. I hope you do too. Do you have another creative Halloween idea? Let us know and share your project with us on Twitter using the hashtag: #BWhalloween