2 'Spooktacular' Halloween Writing Craftivities!
We stumbled across these awesome Halloween writing craftivities over at Fabulous in First and thought, if you're in the market for some last minute Halloween activities, these could make a cute addition to your holiday plans!
Haunted House + Five Senses
After reading various Halloween stories about haunted houses, Michelle had her kiddos think about what it might be like to visit a haunted house and describe their 'experience' using their five senses. As she prompted them - i.e. "What would you see in a haunted house?", What would you hear in a haunted house?", etc. - her students brainstormed together and completed a super cute anchor chart. In addition to tapping into their senses, Michelle also invited her kiddos to think about how they might feel in a haunted house.
After writing down all their thoughts, students 'constructed' their own haunted house using black construction paper and crayons, and wrote about visiting a haunted house.
The Ghost's Dinner
In Jacques Duquennoy's Halloween tale The Ghost's Dinner, Henry the Ghost hosts a dinner party at which the ghost guests turn the colors of the foods they eat! Pulling from this theme, Michelle and her students brainstormed a list of foods that they thought ghosts might like to eat, then they each chose a food and wrote about it - describing and illustrating what the ghost looked like after eating the food.
Great ideas, right!? For these 'spooktacular' writing craftivities (and lots of other great lesson, craft, activity, etc. ideas!), be sure to visit Fabulous in First!