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Lanternfish has a variety of different activities for Halloween. Just click on the worksheet below. It may take a while to open as most of the files are MS Word documents.
What monster likes blood? Trick-or-________. Students fill in the blank squares to complete two Halloween crosswords:
Students unscramble pumpkins to find out what monsters eat for breakfast on Halloween morning:
Halloween Vocabulary Presentation:
A simple presentation to illustrate Halloween vocabulary and customs:
Students find 33 Halloween words hidden in the backdrop of a haunted house. There are also two new easy word searches for younger kids:
Halloween Super Quiz Game:
Play a jeopardy style quiz game with your class. There are four Halloween themed topics:
Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing:
Students read a page-long beginning to a spooky Halloween story. But it doesn't get spooky until they get involved in the process: They complete the story as a creative writing assignment.
Relative Clause Grammar Practice:
Students use the relative clause is a monster that to define Halloween monsters.
Halloween Word Scrambles:
Students try to make words out of 'haunted house' and 'Jack-O'-Lantern'.
Rhymes for Halloween:
A scary monster that rhymes with toast: ghost. Students try to find rhyming words.
Students provide caption to express the main ideas for some Halloween images.
Halloween Picture Descriptionss:
Students write as many sentences as they can to describe some Halloween images.
Are You a Werewolf?:
This section has two activities around a common theme. In activity one, students interview each other to see if they have symptoms of being a werewolf or a witch. Activity two is a creative writing exercise: Students think of tests to identify if someone is a witch, vampire, or werewolf.
Haunted House Information Gap:
Where are the ghosts? In the kitchen, on the stove. This information gap covers prepositions, furniture and rooms in a house.
Halloween Costumes Vocabulary Sheet
Simple vocabulary sheet that covers 14 Halloween costumes.
Halloween Costumes Matching Sheets
Kids match the costume with the words. There are two versions that are almost identical but the second version contains a few more constumes.
What Are You Going to Be for Halloween Writing Sheet (Young Learners)
A sheet from the young learner's section. Students practice writing 'be going to' plus costumes. There are two versions that are almost identical but the second version contains one more constume. It goes well with the reading packets below.
Halloween Trick-or-Treating (Young Learners)
Simple writing sheet that describes trick-or-treating. It goes well with the reading packets below.
Halloween Reading Selections (Young Learners)
Simple reading selections for young learners sheet that describes what happens on Halloween: Kids wear costumes. Kids carve jack-o'-lanterns. Kids go trick-or-treating. It goes well with the reading packets below.
Halloween Reading Puzzle Packets
Three reading puzzles from the reading packet puzzle section. Kids use all the words to make word reading puzzles about Halloween.
Monsters in the House Card Game:
Trolls, aliens, witches, ghosts, and dragons are all in the house. This monsters card game covers prepositions, house vocabulary, and monster names. You will need to print cards from both of the following card sections:
What if the house you wanted to buy was haunted? How would you know? These worksheets have a reading comprehension activity plus a creative writing activity.
Haunted Real Estate (Creative Writing Version 2)
Halloween Flashcards and Card Game:
These flashcards cover a lot of Halloween vocabulary. They can be used as an alternate to the monster card game above.
Big Halloween Flashcards:
A set of large flashcards covering various Halloween costumes plus a few other related words (large file).
Halloween Bingo Game
Generate as many different bingo cards as you need with this 4X4 Halloween Vocabulary Bingo Game.
Haunted House Drawing:
This activity comes in a two-page or a compact one-page worksheet. Students read a list of Halloween items and then draw them inside a haunted house. Or the teacher can print the two page worksheet but only hand out the drawing page so that the reading page can be read by the teacher for listening comprehension.
A short Halloween conversation from the basic conversations section.
Easy Halloween Vocabulary Practice Sheets:
Easy vocabulary worksheets with four words each to practice writing Halloween vocabualry.
Easy Halloween Spelling Worksheets:
This section contains 11 Halloween spelling worksheets. Each sheet focuses on just one word. Much easier than the vocabulary sheets above.
Big Letters Coloring Halloween Version:
Ten big letter coloring sheets with a Halloween theme: G is for ghost, P is for Pirate.
Halloween Cloze Activities:
Vocabulary and reading comprehension review. Students insert 24 Halloween words into 5 paragraphs. There is also a new haunted house cloze.
Halloween Monster Who Am I? Riddles:
An inference activity where students guess a monster's identity based on contextual clues.
A Dare at Midnight -A Halloween Poem:
A Halloween poem with illustrations that takes place in a cemetery at midnight.
Students provide a verb to complete the sentence.
Halloween Costume party Award Certificates:
Several award certificates for best costumes, scariest costume, etc.
French Halloween Teaching Resources:
This section contains a word search and a set of French Halloween flashcards.
Spanish Halloween Teaching Resources:
This section contains a word search and a set of Spanish Halloween flashcards.
If you are interested in these worksheets, you may be interested in the fall worksheets.