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5 School Halloween Activities that Keep Students Learning

Halloween in the classroom can be a lot of fun, but also draining for teachers. Students are so excited and hyped for the big day that engaging school Halloween activities (that also keep students learning) are a must.

school Halloween activities

You can have fun in the classroom, keep your students learning, and celebrate Halloween!

Here are 5 School Halloween Activities to Keep Students Learning:

1. Skeletal System Unit

Skeletons are always associated with Halloween, so why not spend October learning about the skeletal system? This complete 10 day unit has everything included and planned out for you. Diagrams, fact book, coloring notes, foldables, and so much more. You can read more about this unit here.

2. Pumpkin Day

Fall is a perfect time to have a classroom pumpkin day! This theme day resource includes more than enough activities for one full day of instruction. Engaging activities are included for every subject. It’s a full day of fun all planned out and ready to use immediately!

pumpkin activities for the classroom

3. Halloween Math and ELA Worksheets

These fun Halloween worksheets are standards-based and include many math and ELA worksheets. You can use these worksheets in so many ways!

  • whole group lessons
  • small group skill work
  • learning centers
  • early finisher activities
  • morning work throughout the month

4. Spooky Animal Studies

Halloween is the perfect time to take your animal studies to a new spooky level! Each animal study includes a fact book and no prep skill activities. They are a great way to combine informational reading with science.

5. Halloween BOOM Cards

If you don’t use Boom cards in the classroom, you are missing out my friend! (You can read more about them here.). Use these cards to differentiate instruction, in your learning centers, or throughout the day for some Halloween-themed learning!

Halloween multiplication
Halloween fractions
fraction addition
rounding to the nearest 10
Halloween addition and subtraction
spiders boom cards

All of these Halloween activities are low to no prep and easy to use right away. Your students will love all of the fun activities and you will love that so much learning is taking place.

Happy Halloween!

School Halloween activities to keep students learning