Halloween: great teaching ideas for teens

Halloween: great teaching ideas for teensGhosts, witches, black cats, haunted houses… Despite the creepy flavour of these terms, I’ve always liked Halloween: 31st of October, the spookiest day of the year, as it is said to be. As teachers, many of us celebrate this autumn festivity by decorating our classrooms with spider-webs, skeletons, bats, etc., and by asking our students to dress up as ghosts, witches or werewolves.

We have already talked about some Halloween activities that your primary students will love, but there is also a wealth of activities out there for teenagers. Just type “Halloween activities for teens” in your internet browser and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Is this just another blog post with a compilation of links? No, it isn’t. Here you will find practical teaching ideas, which require little preparation time. Continue reading

Fun Halloween activities and materials for English classes

HalloweenDear teachers, we hope you are having a fantastic school year and that you and your pupils are enjoying working with Islands and Our discovery Island. One main celebration during this term is Halloween next week and many of you will be preparing special activities in your English classes now and over the next days for this.

We have prepared lots of fun Hallowe’en activities related to the characters in Islands and Our Discovery Island and materials that we are sure you’ll be interested in: Continue reading

Halloween masks!

This year, before planning or creating anything for Halloween we decided to ask our teachers: What do you need for Halloween?
Jose Alberto, a great teacher from a school in Galicia, gave us an idea. He said: “I’d like to organize a party with my students, and have masks for them to wear” and we loved it.
But we didn’t want to come up with a one size fits all approach.  We wanted a lesson that offers you and your students lots of different possibilities. So here you have our proposal:  Combine different faces, eyes, hair, and hats and create a unique mask for each of your students!  And if you do…please send us pictures or tell us your story!
In these pictures you can see how Alba, Ruth, Jorge, Silvia, Raquel and their grandma spending a great time together. They told us that they loved it! Thanks for sharing!

 

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Now it’s your turn!

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Happy Halloween!

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Boo!

Halloween is around the corner and  we have a scary present for you and your students.

Your students can create a scary story with their favourite characters and dress them up.

If your dreamed costume is not there,  your students can imagine and draw there their favourite costume here.

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Do you use a blog for your classes? feel free to embed it and share it with your community.

TIPS: If you want to save it as a .jpg image just place the cursor on your favourite costume, clic right button and save the image on your computer.

Some scary ideas…

  • Create puppets with Rita, Oscar and the rest using ice-cream stick. Create a story about Halloween, practice it in the class and go to another class to present it.
  • Use the bodies of the characters but change the face and stick the picture of your pupils instead so they can be the protagonists of the story! They will love to interact with their favourite characters.
  • Switch costumes and make a Jack-o-Frankenstein, a VampGhost, a SkeleWitch and play with the new names.
  • Use the costumes to put the new vocabulary on a context. Use it to practice sentences such as “Rita is dressing up as a Ghost. She is wearing a white sheet” .
  • Create stickers with the pictures. They will love this little “treat”.

Have you use it in your class? Please! Share your story with by sending us your experience or your ideas, we will post it!

Are those analogic ideas not for you because you want to introduce technology in your activities? Then the ActivitICT for Halloween is your post.

Happy Halloween!!

Don’t forget to sign up to our ELT blog. You’ll find lots of great stuff to read here!

More info at Pearson ELT Spain & Portugal