Craft Activity and Lesson (Health):
Here is a
great opportunity to integrate a health lesson into your
students that they will create a skeleton and learn about
the skeletal system.
pre-cut shapes of skull, arm bones (2), leg bones (2),
hands, and feet.
Students will trace and cut pieces on white
Explain the parts of the body to the
students, the function of each.
Attach the bones using fishing wire by using
a hole puncher to tie the wire to the bones.
Have students add eyes and nose (see
Hang skeletons on the ceiling, windows,
doors, walls, etc.
Students can add labels to their skeleton to
name body parts.
practice their writing skills with this activity.
Halloween safety tips by using a web or some other graphic
organizer, students create their own checklists on Halloween
then create their own posters (individually or in pairs),
highlighting one safety tip. Stress to students that
the posters will be posted around the school to help other
students learn about Halloween safety. Illustrate the safety
Afterwards, students create a Halloween
Safety book, using similar illustrations created for their
posters. Bind the book and keep in classroom library.
Brainstorm healthy Halloween snacks.
Nutrition: Write a persuasive letter to adults
explaining why it would be better to give out healthy snacks
instead of candy.
Studies: Study the history of Halloween (see
mini-unit on history of Halloween).
Studies: Learn about other celebrations similar to
Halloween (i.e. - Day of the Dead: Mexico, Festival of the
Dead: Palermo, etc....).
Online Halloween Trivia Game
Discuss seasons, end of summer and beginning of autumn.
activities and ideas:
Pumpkin Theme Unit