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October 7, 2011

5 Fun and Not-So-Scary Halloween Activities and Games

Written By: Brandi Jordan
X 5 Fun and Not-So-Scary Halloween Activities and Games

5 Fun and Not-So-Scary Halloween Activities and Games

Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes the inevitable Halloween party in your classroom.  Some schools have banned candy and sweets, but that does not mean your party needs to free of fun.  The five fun and not-so-scary Halloween activities below are perfect for holiday party festivities and beyond.

Halloween Activities & Games

1.  Pumpkin Bingo

Use a bingo chart filled with fun Halloween words to reinforce vocabulary and sight words.  Pumpkin stickers or stamps can be used to mark off words as students find them.  For younger students, use picture Bingo cards.  This site has a great collection of free printable cards with pictures and blank.


2.  Hauntingly Fun Halloween Bags

Your students may not be allowed to have candy in school, but chances are that they will be going trick-or-treating on Halloween night.  Have them decorate Halloween Bags to hold all of their goodies.  Turn the bag decorating into a class service project and have students color the bags and fill them with small toiletries that have been donated by parents, dentist offices, or the community.  After school, deliver them to a local nursing home as a special treat from the students in your class.

3.  Boo to You!

Take Book Buddies to a new level when your students dress up and visit a younger grade to read them their favorite Halloween stories.


4.  Not-So-Mad Scientists

Let your students turn into not-so-mad scientists this year by observing, estimating, measuring, predicting, counting, and getting messy as the class carves a pumpkin.  For some students it may be the first time they have ever felt the inside of pumpkin and seen a raw pumpkin seed.  Pumpkin observation books can help keep all of their data in one place!

5.  Pumpkin Rolling Relays

Check out these fun pumpkin games that get kids up and moving.  Develop team spirit by having students work together in a relay to complete the tasks!


What are some of your favorite not-so-scary Halloween activities for your class?  Share with us below!



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  • Chassidy Vissering
    October 9, 2011

    Since our school is participating in our community’s fall festival at the end of this month and carving a pumpkin for the contest, this will be a great resource for our class! What a wonderful way to add some learning tothe fun.

  • Colleen
    October 8, 2011

    One year 2 colleagues and I dressed in gray sweats, added ears, a tail, sunglasses and a cane…3 blind mice!

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