Fun Halloween activities for kids that includes a game, Action Pumpkins, that gets kids moving and acting out Halloween tasks, and a simple Frankenstein craft.
Fun Halloween Activities to Create Classroom Excitement
I am excited to share a few of my FUN Halloween activities for kids.
Fun Halloween Activities: #1 Action Pumpkins
Action Pumpkins is a great game for getting children up and moving and burning off that Halloween sugar! It requires very little prep and you can play this anywhere…in your classroom, at home with your kids, or with your friends!
To set-up, simply print the pumpkin pieces and cut out. Choose an area where you would like to play. If you are playing with a classroom full of children, I suggest playing at the carpet. Have everyone sit in a circle and do the actions in the center. Place the pumpkins upside-down in the circle.
Your students can take turns choosing a pumpkin to turn over and read. They will enjoy completing the activities on each pumpkin. There are always tons of giggles! Here’s my little guy acting like bat flying through the night sky.
The tasks are mostly Halloween related and require them to act out different Halloween characters, read and spell words, or answer a question. Some examples are shown in the images.
Children will be practicing many skills without even realizing it. They will be reading, spelling, thinking, and using their bodies actively!
You can go around the circle until everyone has had a turn to pick a pumpkin. This pack includes 21 different pumpkins and blank pumpkins for you to add more tasks if needed.
Your students will love this game! It makes a great activity for any Halloween party!
Fun Halloween Activities: #2 Franken-buddy Craft
Another activity included in this pack is a Franken-buddy craft. This is based on the popular Franken-buddies directed drawing seen HERE. This craft is super simple to put together and great for primary children. It also makes a great addition to a monster-themed party.
To create this Franken-buddy, print off the pieces for the craft on coloured cardstock or construction paper or on white paper and have your students colour the pieces in. Cut the paper so that each child gets the pieces they need.
They must cut out all of the pieces and have a glue stick handy. I always recommend completing a sample before to show them the steps.
Use the head as the bottom and glue pieces onto it. Glue on the hair, neck, & screws.
Glue on the nose and eyes, making them look crooked if you like.
For the mouth, glue on the white rectangle and use a black marker to draw the teeth. We drew a zig-zag for the teeth.
Once complete, your Franken-buddy crafts make a great Halloween bulletin board display.
To extend the activity, I recommend completing the writing activity in this pack, “If I was a Frankenbuddy…” and reading a book or two about Frankenstein.
This pack also includes Halloween cards that look great printed on coloured cardstock paper. Simply cut-out and attach to a piece of candy to hand out to your students or for your students to create for their friends.
Fun Halloween Activities: #3 FREE Frankenstein Creative Writing Template
Click HERE to download a writing template that would go perfectly with the Franken-Buddies directed drawing activity or craft seen above!
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