Halloween Tricks and Treats - A FREEBIE for you!


Happy Halloween from Secondary Smorgasbord!! Check out the Tricks and Treats we've put together for you by following the blog hop below!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Halloween?  Like... really LOVE Halloween!!  The colours, the pumpkins, the chance to dress up and the fabulously fun family night our neighbourhood organizes.  We get together for a big wiener roast and fireworks - I think the fireworks are a uniquely Canadian tradition for Halloween.  It's our biggest firework night of the year! (Our poor dog is a disaster by the end of the night - between the trick-or-treaters and the fireworks it's a stressful night!)

I know it can be a challenge to bring the holidays into a middle or high school classroom, but I've learned over the years that the older kids still like a little holiday fun too.  The key is to combine the fun with some valuable learning.

As an ELA teacher I really think it's important to have my students practice their writing as much as possible.  So I try to combine writing with some holiday fun whenever I can.

Here's a FREE Halloween TREAT for you and your students to enjoy.  Use this Halloween subway art as a writing prompt. 

Challenge students to use a word from each colour in their first sentence. To include 5 words, to include all of the words, to write a poem, to create a haiku, a spooky Halloween headline, a Halloween song...

Click the image to download a FREE copy from my TPT Store! Be sure to check out my other Halloween and Fall themed resources HERE.

Be sure to hop over to the other blogs below for more tricks and treats!

Happy Halloween!




18 comments

  1. Super cute and fun! You got it--my older students will enjoy this just as much as the little ones! Too bad we don't have fireworks for Halloween like you though. Thanks for the freebie!

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  2. Thank you for the great decorative poster and the lesson. I will use it with my grandson whom I homeschool.

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  3. Halloween is my favorite holiday, too. We don't do the fireworks down south in the U.S., but I do love the weather, dressing up, and trick-or-treating. We also do E.T. (the movie) and chili at my house. Love the poster and writing idea--what a great way to incorporate the holiday with vital skill practice!

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    1. ET and chili sounds like fun! Happy Halloween!

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  4. Great idea Addie. Your stuff is the best!

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  5. Fun + valuable learning=an awesome idea!

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  6. I LOVE the ideas of challenging students to use the subway art poster to create a poem, etc. - what fun!

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  7. The Subway Art poster is awesome! Thank you for this.

    Connie

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I love the poster. Also, can I say?

    #ilovewhereyoulive

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks Danielle - I #lovewhereilive too!

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  9. Subway art... is that like graffiti? Haha! They'll love it!

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  10. What a fun activity to encourage writing and creativity during the holiday season. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. I had NO idea about the Canadian tradition of shooting off fireworks on Halloween. Cool! The Grucci Fireworks factory is nearby, so I bet you'll have a little bit of Long Island with you on the 31st!
    My students are going to LOVE this creative freebie. I can't wait! Thank you :)
    Darlene
    ELABuffet

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  13. We have been working on sentence writing in my learning strategies class so I know they will love this activity! Thank you!

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  14. Fireworks on Halloween? That sounds like so much fun!

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  15. Love the subway art. That could be used in grade one, too:)

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