Halloween Resources for Special Education and Full Inclusion Classes

This Fun and Beloved Holiday Offers Lots of Learning Opportunities

Halloween is one of childhoods favorite holidays, full of scary wonder and ghoulish fun.  I have created lots of resources to take advantage of children's love for this holiday.  The resources include writing edits, writing prompts, math worksheets to practice word problems and dot to dots to practice skip counting and alphabetization. 

I also provide you with links to other fun activities, crafts and party ideas around About.com to help you have the spookiest, funnest and most productive Halloween with you students ever!

Monster Math, not nor the faint of heart. Jerry Webster

Monster Math is actually word problems using either addition/subtraction or multiplication/addition.  These worksheet provide practice in identifying key words for choosing the operation, practice finding the numbers needed to solve the problems as well as a format for writing the math sentence to solve the problems.

Designed (by me) for typical second and third grade  abilities, they are meant for older children with specific learning disabilties.  They are "age appropriate" for 11 to 14 year olds, because they are utterly ghastly, and may involve eating small rodents.  You can use them with younger kids, but they might just gross them out.  More »

A dot to dot to ten. Websterlearning
Young students sometimes really struggle to learn counting with cardinal numbers. These easy dot to dots count to 10 or 20 and give young students practice. A witch, a cat, a pumpkin and a ghost will instill some enthusiasm! More »
A Witch Coloring Puzzle. Websterlearning

Here are four coloring puzzles to help your students build their fine motor skills. These puzzles not only challenge them to use their fine motor skills, but also to exercise their executive function. More »

An Easy Skip Counting Dot to Dot. Websterlearning
Some young mathematicians with emerging skills need lower numbers in order to build fluency. These easy dot to dots are counting by ones to twenty, or by 5's to 50, tens to one hundred. All free, printable pdf's, you will find them helpful as you support students' growth in math skills. More »
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Halloween Dot to Dots Help Students Practice Skip Counting and Alphabetizing

A Jack-O-Lantern Dot to Dot. Jerry Webster

Lots of children receiving special ed like dot to dots because they easily afford success.  These dot to dots are designed to help them enjoy Halloween and practice foundational skills:  skip counting and alphabetizing. 

Skip counting is important for functional math skills, especially money (5's and 20's) and telling time (5's--though 10's help too.) 

Alphabetizing will be essential for everything from using and index to filing (a pre-vocational skill useful for many students.)

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Halloween Cutting Activities

Jack-O-Lantern Cutting Faces. Websterlearning
Cutting activities support young students who are building fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. There are two fun activities here as free printable pdf's, a Jack-O-Lantern with three faces to choose from, and three Jack-O-Lanterns to put on a wall.
The Witches Jamboree -- an Edit and Story Starter. Jerry Webster

These "edits" give students practice editing writing errors.  I also provide a edit marks chart you can print for students to help them as they read the three edits I have written.  When they finish editing, they can think up their own ending.  More »

Halloween Books Galore at Your Local Bookstore. Jerry Webster

Elizabeth Kennedy, our children's book guide, provides some excellent titles you can use to support writing, literacy, even social studies! More »

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Halloween Crafts

Lots of Pumpkin Crafts!. Jerry Webster

Cheri Osborn from Family Crafts offers tons of fun activities to try with your class.  Pumpkins, anyone?  Cheri has many fun projects.

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Halloween Party Ideas

A Scary Skull to Get Your Party Started. Jerry Webster

Kimberly Keith, former parenting guide, offers lots of ideas for a fun party.  Her goal was a "family friendly" party, but the plans would work well for classroom and school parties, as well.

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Halloween Color By Number Puzzles

A Skeleton Trick or Treater. Websterlearning

Many students with disabilities need extra practice to hone their fine motor skills.  Color by number puzzles ask students to match colors to numbers, reading the color names and finding them on the puzzle.  This supports not only fine motor skills but also executive function and eye to hand coordination.