6 Ready-to-use Halloween lesson plans for in the classroom

For teachers, Halloween is probably the most important holiday of the entire year. Teachers love to decorate their classrooms, organize Halloween classroom parties and create spooky lesson materials.

But this also mean that it takes a lot of hard work to create a magical and unforgettable Halloween for your students.

That’s why, in this post, I’m giving you 6 ready-to-use Halloween lesson plans. Here’s how you can use them:

  1. Sign up for free on BookWidgets.com
  2. Make a copy of the halloween exercise you like
  3. Leave it the way it is, or make some adaptations
  4. Share it with your students with a unique (shareable) link

And that’s it!

P.S. make sure to read all the way through, because I saved the best for last! I created an awesome WebQuest for your students. They’ll need to investigate a Halloween murder!

6 ready-to-use Halloween lesson ideas

Halloween is a holiday for every age, but mostly celebrated in primary school. I’m putting together some Halloween activities for primary school and a few Halloween activities for middle school. Of course, you can always adapt them in your BookWidgets account. You can translate these Halloween teaching resources, or you can adapt them with your own content.

  • Click on the image to get the teacher copy if you want to make some modifications.
  • Click on the link “click to open” to get the student link, and if you want to share this exercise immediately with your students.

1. Halloween bingo game

This game can be used as a Halloween activity for primary school. Just say the word, and students go looking for the image. You can also read them a Halloween story; when the story talks about the images, students have to tick them off. The first student who has 5 in a row has Bingo!

Of course, every student has a different bingo sheet.

If you want to use this Halloween activity for middle school students, transform it into a language game. Say a word concerning Halloween in that particular language, and students have to tick of the meaning of that word on the bingo sheet. In the example below, students have to match the right image to the right translation the teacher is saying. Click on the image to open it.

Halloween bingo game

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2. Halloween crossword puzzle

This classroom Halloween game is a classic! Can your students complete this digital Halloween crossword puzzle? Give it a try yourself! Click on the image to open it.

Halloween crossword

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3. Halloween drawing & reading

This Halloween drawing exercise is also a Halloween reading exercise. Students have to read the story and make a suitable drawing next to it.

This is a Halloween activity for primary school students. But of course, you can adapt it with a much scarier story so it is suitable for high school students as well. Anyways, you’ve got the idea right here:

Halloween drawing

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4. Halloween Hangman

The gallows. A scary death machine made into a fun game… Hangman

Which monsters are they going to hang on a Halloween night? That’s your students' quest to find out. Here’s a Halloween hangman game example you can share with your students right away:

Halloween hangman game

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5. Halloween story writing exercise

This Halloween writing activity will have some funny outcomes. Here, students spin the wheels and they have to put together a funny or a spooky Halloween story. The wheels will give them random images and words they have to work with.

The first wheel shows you some Halloween characters, the second wheel gives you a place or a “crime scene”, and the last wheel gives you a (murder) weapon or a Halloween object.

Take a spin yourself!

Halloween writing activity

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6. Halloween murder WebQuest

Yes, you made it! This is the best part: the Halloween WebQuest. This WebQuest is about Brat… The rest you’ll have to figure out yourself (or your students!). Transform your students into real detectives! They have to figure out what exactly happened to Brat.

Halloween WebQuest

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Wrapping up

That’s it! I hope I’ve inspired you to make Halloween the best holiday of the year! Don’t forget to share this post with your fellow teacher colleagues. They will be so grateful!

With BookWidgets, you can create your own digital (Halloween) exercises. For example, you can use the quiz widget to make a Halloween quiz with some fun facts about Halloween. You could also use the Word Search widget and hide typical Halloween words in it.

And there’s much more to discover! BookWidgets already released a Halloween iBook back in the days, and last year, we wrote a post about 20 crafty Halloween ideas for in the classroom.

Lucie Renard

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