Tes Primary: Halloween

Helen Beevers
27th October 2018
tes primary, halloween

Explore and celebrate Halloween with your primary class using this selection of hand-picked resources

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It's getting colder and the nights are drawing in. Children are getting excited for Halloween and all things spooky. So why not bring the festivities into the classroom and use them as a stimulus for learning? Here we've gathered together some halloween themed resources for you to use in the classroom.

What is Halloween?

A very simple whiteboard presentation to introduce the concept of Halloween to younger children. Please note this presentation really simplifies the major thinking behind the origins of halloween and why we dress up, have lanterns and trick or treat. It is intended to be as non scary as possible for younger children.
By No.1Teacher

Jack-O Lanterns :: Halloween Craft :: Pumpkin Crafts

Get ready for Halloween…

A creative way to teach about Pumpkins, Pumpkin life cycles, Jack-o lanterns and Halloween Your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these unique Pumpkin Lanterns.

Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Pumpkin project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Pumpkins.

These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities.

This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Pumpkin craft that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week or two to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on Pumpkins or Pumpkin life cycle cut-outs will take an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I normally have my Kiddos write about Halloween or Spooky words on the back of the cut-outs.

• Printed Pumpkin lantern templates
• Numerous Pumpkin trims and Halloween trims
• Pumpkin Cut- outs….check out the preview to see everything included!

:: Pumpkin Craft :: Pumpkin Activity :: Pumpkin Life Cycle :: Pumpkin life Cycle Craft :: Pumpkin Patch :: Jack O’ Lantern :: Paper Lantern :: 3D Craft :: Pumpkin Theme :: Ms Lil :: Pumpkin Decoration :: Pumpkin Wind sock :: Halloween Craft :: Pumpkin Crafts
By Ms Lil

Halloween: Halloween Puzzle Pack

This fun, but challenging Halloween Puzzle Pack is useful for early finishers at a busy and distracting time of the year! Packed full of engaging puzzles, using key Halloween vocabulary, your students are sure to find something to focus on!


• Cover
• Wordsearch 1: easy
• Wordsearch 2: hard
• Wordsearch 3: descriptive
• Codebreaker
• Secret Trails
• Missing Letters
• Scrambled Letters
• Word Shapes
• Alphabetical Order
• Word Challenge x 2
• Colour By Code
• I Spy Words x 2
• Answer Keys
• TOU/Credits



Halloween Writing Pack

Halloween Games

Halloween Bundle

Halloween Maths Graphing Skip Counting Puzzles

Teacher's Toolkit Halloween
By TeachersToolkit

Halloween Creative Pack

Suitable for 3-11 year-olds. Includes biscuit recipe, create your own ghost, Halloween finger printing pictures, colouring pages, poem and story templates.
By YoungWriters


Halloween Activity Book for EYFS/KS1

Resource Title
Halloween Activity Book

Age/Year Group
Early Years and Key Stage 1

Total Pages in download
❤ 19

File Type

Resource Content
❂ This is a perfect little book for EYFS and KS1 for the week of Halloween! All you need to do is print and staple!
❂ Lots of differentiated worksheets (something for everyone!)
❂ 15 Worksheets (English and Maths focused)

Check the preview!

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By PollyPuddleduck

Halloween EYFS Topic Web

Over 50 activities for the EYFS based on a Halloween theme
By EverydayPlay

Halloween Word Match

Ask the children to read each word and match it to the corresponding picture.

This resoure is designed to support the following EYFS learning objectves:

Begins to read words and simple sentences. (40 -60)
By PlanitTeacher

Halloween Adding (EYFS Maths)

Halloween Adding

EYFS Maths Teaching Resources

In 'Halloween Adding' children develop and practise simple addition skills with a Halloween flavour. This 71 slide PowerPoint resource is engaging, interactive and fully editable and comes with 8 accompanying worksheets to help you assess understanding. 'Halloween Adding' has been developed with a close eye on NC14 and is completely up to date for 2015.
By Online_Teaching_Resources


Hallowe'en Hand Puppets

fun, simple crafting activity for Hallowe'en.

What is included:
- 3 monsters
- witch
- dracula
- Frankenstein

Using just 1 piece of paper, students color then cut and fold their Hallowe'en hand puppet ... add the 2 handles and they are ready for fun! Each puppet opens showing a wide Hallowe'en mouth!

- please look at the preview

What you need:
- paper, scissors, glue, coloring pencils

Always make sure you download and save the project before printing! Sometimes customers just right click on the preview of a download and things don't print properly!
By Artsy-Crafter

Monster Maths Colouring (Halloween)

Students must answer the 'spooky&' subtraction questions to find which &';creepy' colour Frankenstein&'s Monster should be. Easily adaptable. First sheet is more challenging. Second and third are much more simple. Originally made for EAL/ESL students who were required to read the problems to a classmate but can be used for any maths class.
By aslancaster

TES Halloween Acrostic Poem Templates

Six acrostic poem templates (halloween, ghost, haunted, pumpkin, skeleton, witch) including word banks. Based on an original resource created by TES member kayld.
By Tes Resources Team

Hallowe'en Problem Solving KS1

A pdf file consisiting of 20 problem solving questions Hallowe'en themed to keep your little ones busy during Hallowe'en week. This can be printed off as a complete booklet or as separate worksheets to be displayed on walls.
Includes questions, working out boxes and Hallowe'en graphics.
Numeracy topics include Addition with carrying, subtraction with decomposition, multiplication, simple fractions, money addition,subtraction and multiplication and division facts.
By teachercellar


Halloween Haiku - Writing Poetry In KS2

Get your children writing scary Halloween Haiku poems.

The PowerPoint takes you through the process. It starts by explaining what a Haiku poem is and then gets the children recognising and counting syllables.

They then have a chance to complete some half-finished Haiku. This can be done as a whole class, in pairs or groups or individually.

Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own Halloween Haiku.

The Teachers’ Notes are written in the form of a script explaining what is contained in each slide of the PowerPoint and giving suggestions for you to explore with the children.

All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.

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By Goodeyedeers

Halloween Homophone Poem

A worksheet to help children identify homophones.
By markallder

Halloween Potions

Three worksheets to practice and reinforce work on Ratio and Proportion for Upper KS2 classes.
By Mathsright

Halloween Maths

Halloween Mental Maths Puzzles Worksheets for KS2: 6 fun Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes no prep printable puzzles, perfect for October. There are three puzzles (Set A) originally designed for Year 6 and Year 5 and three more (Set B) originally designed for Year 4 - and Year 3 if all concepts have been covered. Both sets can work well in the same class for differentiation. Set A might also suit some early KS3 classes.

An engaging alternative to worksheets, these make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities for this spooky time of year! Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a Halloween-related word is revealed after completing mental arithmetic calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing mistakes. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the Halloween word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups.

Students often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.

Concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Times Tables, Doubling and Halving, Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100, Place Value, Negative Numbers, Fractions, Percentages and Decimals (Not all concepts feature in Set B)

See more Hidden Word Numeracy Puzzles for different concepts in this great value KS2 bundle: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles

What about this festive version? Avoid adding to your workload at this busy time of year - simply print and photocopy: Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles

My Crossnumber Puzzle Packs have been especially popular. See more through these links:
Place Value Puzzles
Mental Maths Puzzles Year 5 / 6
Mental Maths Puzzles Year 4 / 3

Many thanks for your interest. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources

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