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Halloween is always such a fun time of the year. There so many fun and creative activities you can do! I’m not a person that likes to be scared and real haunted houses are not for me, but I sure do like to read about them in fun not so scary Halloween books. For this weeks literacy snack, we’re reading, At The Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman.
There are all kinds of creatures in the house that are all preparing for a Halloween Fright. You’ll count along as the creatures prepare for their party full of food and dancing. It’s a fun book for Halloween but not too spooky for the little ones.
Ten Timid Ghosts would be another fun book to go along with our snack for this week too.
For our snack this week, we’ll be creating our own haunted houses.
These resources from Primary Playground work well with this article.
Each student will need:
- half of a graham cracker
- a handful of candy corn
- one mini Hershey bar
- one Peep ghost
To make the haunted house, have your students start with the graph cracker as the house. They can use their candy corn to make a roof on top of the graham cracker. The mini Hershey bar will be the door, and every haunted house needs a ghost!
While your students are enjoying their haunted house snack, I made a free printable for them to work on to go along with the book. They get to draw and create their own haunted house. It’s always fun to see the fun details they add to their houses.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
If you’re looking for another fun idea to go along with the book, our haunted house craft with writing prompts is another great addition to the book.
Do you have any other fun activities you enjoy doing in your classroom or at home for Halloween?
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