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Halloween Lessons and Activities for the Classroom


October is a wonderful time to incorporate Halloween lessons and activities. Check out these free Halloween reading, language, and science lessons to create the perfect Halloween project for your classroom.

Easy Hanging Spider Craft for Halloween
These dangling spiders from Art for All Seasons are the perfect addition to your Halloween and fall lessons. Plus, you can create a simple thematic unit around your spider craft and check off a few of your content standards while you’re at it.


Halloween Fun: Skeleton Art Project and Science Activities
This simple “Silly Skeleton” art project was one of my favorites to do with my class around Halloween time. It is easy to integrate into a science unit, and it includes a poem for reading fluency practice. Plus, the completed art projects made a festive bulletin board. As a result, when posted altogether, they created the effect of a wall of dancing skeletons!




Batty for Bats: Educational Bat Activities for Halloween
Create a thematic unit about bats this fall. Engage your students with fun books, discussions, and projects. Check out these great resources to build your own study unit on bats.





Educational Halloween Activities and Fun Classroom Ideas
From candy science to thinking skills to pumpkin poems, these free activities will help to keep students engaged and learning amidst the Halloween excitement and festivities on October 31! Try these Evan-Moor Halloween-inspired activities that also integrate reading, writing, and science skills. Get ideas for healthful Halloween snacks and spooky treats.




Heather Foudy is a certified elementary teacher with over 7 years’ experience as an educator and volunteer in the classroom. She enjoys creating lessons that are meaningful and creative for students. She is currently working for Evan-Moor’s marketing and communications team and enjoys building learning opportunities that are both meaningful and creative for students and teachers alike.


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