Celebrating Halloween in the Classroom? Keep it Simple!



Halloween in the classroom can be a CrAzY time so I am so glad you stopped by. I am going to be sharing a few helpful ideas and FREEBIES to help with your Hallowe'en celebrations in the classroom.

My best advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE!

In my experience in First Grade it is best to celebrate within your predictable routine.  We already know our children are beside themselves with excitement.  By enjoying fun Halloween activities in the regular structure of the day your students get to celebrate, but things are less likely to slip over the edge into chaos!

The week of or before Halloween I intentionally choose word wall words with the "oo" sound so I can review the two sounds these letters make.  I use this quick little activity in my centers for the week.  Just sign up below to grab the FREEBIE!

Practice the OO sound with this FREE clip card set for OO as in Boo and OO as in book



Who doesn't love to do Halloween Art projects!  We created paint chip Frankenstein's using green paint chips from the hardware store! The students love this one so I will be doing this craft every year.  This is a great low cost craft that really showcases each student's creativity.

Make a Frankenstein using a a paint chip and construction paper
In math, we will be using my new Halloween patterning center this week as we wrap up patterning. As a special thank you for stopping by, you can grab this Math Center FREEBIE to use with your students.  Students will look at each card and determine if it shows a pattern or not and then place it on the sorting mat.  I have also included a recording sheet so students can record their work as they go. Click on the picture to grab it.

Use this FREE patterning center to practice identify patterns and non-patterns.


There are so many great Halloween books to pick from, but these are a few of my favorites that I always share with my students.


Now make your way to the next blog for another great tip and freebie!  Click on the ghost below to head to the next blog.  




Thanks for stopping by!  

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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    1. He is pretty cute. I can't wait for this class to make them.

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  3. Love the paint chip Frankenstein and the patterning activity. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. My students have enjoyed the patterning center as well. Thanks for stopping by! Christina

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  4. Thanks so much for the patterning freebie :) Loved it so much that I pinned it!
    Hugs!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks for pinning it Michelle! We had a lot of fun with the center as well. I am glad you stopped by! Christina

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  5. Paint chip art? What a fantastic idea! Thanks!
    -Lisa
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    1. So simple but yet so cute! Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  6. Great ideas! Happy Halloween and Blog Hop :-) Bryn

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    1. Thanks Bryn! Happy Hallowe'en to you too! Christina

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  7. How cute is that Frankenstein???!!!!!! Great post and freebie! I'll be using it with my kiddos for sure! Thanks so much!

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    1. I hope they love making them. I can't wait to see my first graders expressions when I show them what we are making. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  9. Your Frankenstein is adorable - I went and got some paint chips last night so that we can make them this week!!

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    1. That's great to hear. I hope your students love making them too. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  10. I just love your Frankenstein! He's too cute! Thank you for all the wonderful tricks and treats! Loved reading your post!

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