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School of Halloween: 10 fun, educational (not-so-spooky craft) ideas..!

October18

Here are my top 10 educational Halloween-themed craft activities – one for each traditional school subject…

BIOLOGY:
The brilliant Holly at Kids Activities Blog shares this Skeleton learning activity with free printable sheet and tags.

BIOLOGY Skeleton Bones Free Printable Activity Sheet

CHEMISTRY:
Carla at Preschool Powol Pockets came up with this sensory ‘bubble science’ with pumpkins (learn how bubbles are formed and what makes them pop)

CHEMISTRY bubble science pumpkins

PHYSICS:
Another great idea from Carla at Preschool Powol Packets: a series of pumpkin experiments (Does a pumpkin sink or float? How about the seeds?  What about if you cut the pumpkin in half?)…

PHYSICS pumpkin experiment

GEOGRAPHY:
Cherise at NEA explains how to make pumpkin globes – what a fun way to learn about where countries are in the world!

GEOGRAPHY pumpkin globe

ART:
Kathy at Art Projects for Kids has lots of amazing Halloween art project ideas, but my favourite is this half spider (free downloadable template on her full post), where kids are encouraged to complete the right half of the picture by copying the left half.  Great for observation and concentration skills!

ART spider half picture

HISTORY:
Jesseny at The Empowered Momma has a step-by-step tutorial, showing how to make a moveable mummy (a great prompt to then learn about the ancient Egyptians)!

HISTORY flexible Egyptian mummy

ENGLISH:
Vanessa at Pre-K Pages has a fantastic tutorial (with free printable) for this Halloween I-spy beginning sounds literacy game.

ENGLISH halloween i-spy literacy activity

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
This spider web walking game from No Time for Flashcards  is a perfect activity for practicing gross motor skills (and is also great fun)!

PE spider web walking

MATHEMATICS:
Another genius idea from No Time for Flashcards – a haunted house maths activity (suitable for toddlers up – see full post for how to adapt the activity to suit different ages/abilities)

MATHS haunted house math craft

HOME ECONOMICS:
Now I wouldn’t normally condone faffing about carving kiwis and what-not (see my guest post at Crafts on Sea for some easier day-to-day creative toddler food ideas), but I would make an exception for something like a Halloween party!  Maybe your kids could help to prepare this delicious looking smorgasbord from Another Lunch?

HOME ECONOMICS halloween-lunch-in-muffin-tin

Please do share and link up to any other Halloween-themed educational craft activities in comments below – I would love to see more!

2 Responses to “School of Halloween: 10 fun, educational (not-so-spooky craft) ideas..!”

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 9 months ago

      Thanks Judit – hope you’ve had a fab weekend! :)

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