Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Unit Study

I put this unit together last year, to use during Halloween week. I plan to add a little to it each year, as the kids get older and interests change. Obviously, I do not plan on doing everything on the list this year! We will pick and choose what we can fit in.

Lapbooks

Halloween Lapbook 
Pumpkin Lapbook

Information For Lapbooks

History Channel Halloween article
Halloween Symbols  

Language Arts (From Teachers Pay Teachers-*free account needed to access*)

Halloween Logic Puzzles 

Halloween Subway Art (Poetry & Writing Prompt) 

Halloween Puns 

Secret Message Decoder 

Spooky Silly Sentences 

Read-Alouds 
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Monster's Ring 

Independent Reading 

The Best Halloween Ever 
The Boy of a Thousand Faces 
                    
Some Favorite Picture Books

Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Skeleton Hiccups
The Night Before Halloween
Five Little Pumpkins 
The Widow's Broom
Goodnight Goon 
Gus was a Friendly Ghost 

Science & Projects

National Geographic Creepy Creatures DVD (available on Netflix)-Choose one creature to learn more about-from library books and Internet
Pumpkin Circle- a picture book with nice photos about the pumpkin life cycle
Make Slime
Static Powered Ghost
Get a bag of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and try these recipes

Language Arts

Create a spooky little Halloween story (Mad-Libs style)
Write reports on scary creatures chosen from Creepy Creatures DVD
Choose a Halloween custom (trick or treating, pumpkin carving, costumes, etc.) and write a short report about it

For the young ones: Read "The Little Orange House" (with orange construction paper & scissors handy) 

Music                    

 Wee Sing for Halloween                  
         
Make & Do

Paper Witch Craft 
Q-tip Skeletons
Cupcake Liner owls
Acorn Pumpkins 
Edible Mini-Pumpkins
Rotten Apple Punch
Spider Meatballs
Halloween Tree

To Watch

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
You Tube Halloween History
Hocus Pocus
Haunted History of Halloween-may need to preview first
   
Fun Clicking

Halloween on the Net
Halloween Printables-worksheets, minibooks, Halloween bingo, sudoku and more
Time for Kids Halloween Site
Take a virtual tour of The Jelly Belly Factory

Happy (early) Halloween!

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