Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween Math Freebies!

It is fun to add some Halloween to math time and I have a few things that will help you to do that with cost and no fuss!
 
The Halloween Bump Games Freebie has 2 Halloween Math Bump Games.
Kids love to play bump and this Halloween theme makes it even more fun!
   
You can download these Halloween Math Board Games from Teachers Pay Teachers at
 
   

   
 I also have 3 Halloween Math Board Games in my Halloween Math Board Games Freebie. These games review number properties as students try to be the one to catch the last ghost.
Download these games at Halloween Math Board Games Freebie 
 
Want more Halloween Math Fun?
Check out this simple Halloween Math Puzzle that I made -
This one is sure to get kids thinking! They have to create an addition equation from the numbers in each ghost. With the first one 1, 2, 4, 9 and 3 you could make 32+9=41.
Make your own by drawing several ghost shapes on a large sheet of paper then write the digits for an equation in each. You can choose equations that are as simple or as complex as you like.
 
It also works for subtraction, multiplication or division equations. 
If you want more Halloween Printables make sure you check out my Halloween Math Games for different grades and my Halloween Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers. You can see more about them at Halloween Math Fun
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Friday, 17 October 2014

Halloween Literacy Freebies

Halloween can be one of the greatest motivators in the classroom!
That's why I have created some Halloween literacy activities that will get kids playing around with Halloween words and composing spooky Halloween stories.
I have 2 sets of Halloween Literacy Freebies and also a set of Halloween Literacy Puzzles and Games.

 
The Halloween Literacy Freebie contains two printable Halloween Word Puzzles.
The Halloween Literacy Puzzles Freebie has 2 Halloween Word Puzzles. It is available now at

In Who's Coming to the Party students are given the names of the who will be at the Halloween party but all of the vowels are missing. Some words will be easy but some are sure to challenge them!

This Halloween Word Search and Riddle puzzle is much more than just a word search. After children have solved the word search they are rewarded with a Halloween riddle but they will have to work out the answer for themselves!
 
 
Another great idea for Halloween is to have children compose some spooky stories. I have created a collection of Halloween Story Starters at

      
There are 7 story starters for students to choose from. You can print each and display as is or cut around the webs and make a chart with them like I have done.
These spooky story starters are sure to fire up their imagination!
 
Here is another really simple idea for a Halloween Word Game.
The game can be played by 2 players or 2 teams.
Draw a grid of about 8x8 on a piece of paper or a whiteboard.
Fill the grid with Halloween themed words. You can read the words going across the grid in the photo above.
Now the players or teams take turns to make a word from the letters in the grid and cross off the letters.
The letters can be anywhere on the board not like a word search where the letters have to be in a line. In the photo above the first player has crossed off the letters for 'crow'.
The last player or team who can make a word is the winner.
This is a great game for spelling skills. 
 
If you want more Halloween Literacy, I also have a set of Halloween Literacy Puzzles and Games.
               
This collection has 7 Halloween Word Puzzle sheets and 5 Halloween Board Games with a literacy focus. You can seem more about it at -
 
Hope you like these Halloween Literacy activities!
Have a Spooktacular Halloween! 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Halloween Math Fun!

Halloween is a great topic to use to motivate kids in math!
Adding a little bit of Halloween to your math means adding loads and loads of fun too!

Halloween Fractions

Here is a really simple way to have some fun with fractions at Halloween.
Brainstorm a list of Halloween words then calculate the fraction of consonants and vowels.
This is a great activity for developing the concept of fractions.
Playing games is also a great way to incorporate Halloween into Math time. That's why I have created 4 new sets of Halloween Math Games for grades 1 to 4.

Halloween Math Games Grade by Grade

These sets allow students to practise and review basic math concepts for their grade while they have so much fun that they don't even realize that they are actually learning!
Each set contains 14 printable Halloween Games. The games are a mix of board games and No Prep game sheets for 2 players. These games are ideal for Halloween math centers, fast finishers or even Halloween homework. Let me show you a few games from each set.

 
These games are from Halloween Math Games First Grade.
The Count Dracula Board Game has children count their way around the board.
In Halloween Spooky Pairs Add to 10, the players take turns to color a pair of adjoining numbers that add to 10. The last player to color a pair is the winner.
 
You can see more of what is in this set at

 
These are from the Second Grade set of Halloween Math Games.
In the Halloween 13 Bats Board Game, the players take turns to cover 2 or 3 numbers that add to 13. In the Halloween Pairs 11, 12 or 13, the players color pairs of adjoining numbers that add to the total in the bat.
Halloween Math Games Second Grade is available at
 
 
 

 
 
These cute, cute games are from Halloween Math Games Third Grade.
Batty times Three, Four or Five is a multiplication game and Halloween Difference of 9 is a subtraction game. Trick or Treat Pairs and Trios will really get them thinking as they search for 2 or 3 numbers that add to 31. Batty Subtraction will test them on their subtraction skills.
 
Halloween Math Games Third Grade is available from
 


These are from Halloween Math Games Fourth Grade. Halloween Lucky Sevens has students divide by 7 and determine if there is a remainder or not. Halloween Multiply and Color has them search for sets of three numbers that can make a multiplication equation.
There are 14 printable Halloween math games in the fourth grade set.

 If you want more Halloween math, make sure you also check out my set of -

Halloween Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers

Halloween Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers set that is loaded with
Halloween Math Board Games,
Halloween Math Puzzles Sheets and
Halloween Math Brain Teasers in a card format and worksheet format.
    

    

You can learn more about what's included at
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Math-Games-Puzzles-and-Brain-Teasers-330898

Hope you and your students have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!!!!!! :)