Thursday, October 21, 2021

Free Halloween Printable Book and Writing Activity

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The Activities:

Print a copy of this free Halloween book (focusing on double consonant words) for your classroom library or Halloween center!  Then, have your students write about what their teacher should wear for a costume!

Getting Ready:

To print the free book (and have the pages in the right order), print on both sides and then fold and staple!  You can print it in color or black and white.  I use HP Instant Ink at home and I love that I can print everything in color for my classroom for an affordable price!  HP Instant Ink has lots of plans that are based on how many pages you print in a month no matter how much color and ink is on each page!  They ship the ink to your house automatically when your cartridges start getting low.  Plus, they will send you extras to keep on hand if you like to be prepared like me!  I've used the service for YEARS and it's saved me countless trips to the store to buy ink and LOTS of money!

Make it Fun:

For the writing prompt, simply print that one sided and let your students draw a picture of you dressed up in a Halloween costume before writing about it!  One thing I've seen that makes this activity so much fun is printing out your school staff photo so that your students can glue your face on the drawing area and truly make it look like YOU wearing the costume!

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Writing Tips:

You can put this free writing page in your writing center or do it as a whole class all together, but I always think giving students the opportunity to share what they have written is essential!  I know writing time can be time consuming, but protecting the last few minutes for students to do "share chair" or "author's chair" is HUGE!  My students always love putting things under a document camera or sitting in a teacher chair to show off their hard work to their classmates. 

If you're working on blends and want a fun Halloween activity for party day or to put out as a choice for literacy centers, check out my Halloween Color by Code Activity for Blends (it's just $1.50) or SAVE with my Color by Code BUNDLE!


Ready to download this freebie?  Simply click on the blue button below!

Then, check out the rest of our FREE Halloween themed kids activities!


Q-Tip Halloween Painting for Kids // M is for Monster

Haunted House Ghost Count // The Primary Parade

Creepy Creatures Stick Puppets // Teach Me Mommy

Ghost Shapes // Alleah Maree

Ten Little Witches Poem // Little Learning Corner

Halloween Feelings Activities // Fairy Poppins

Halloween Printable Book // The Simplified Classroom

Happy Teaching!  I would love if you left a comment with your plans for celebrating Halloween in the classroom or tagged me on Instagram (@ TheSimplifiedClassroom)

Find more ideas on my "October Activities" Pinterest board: