23 Homeschool Halloween Activities That Are Educational and Fun!
Despite my lack of interest in Halloween, my son LOVES it, and apart from Christmas, it is his favorite holiday. So this year I thought I would try and embrace it too, and try and get together as many homeschool Halloween activities as I could find.
These fun Halloween activities are a great way to encourage the kids to learn about the spooky holiday!
This is one of my favorite things about homeschooling, being able to enjoy the holidays and actually learn all about them while having fun, of course!
Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain. Which would now be in Ireland, UK. I have to say I always thought Halloween originated in America.
Over the years, Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of fun with costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating.
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Halloween Homeschool Ideas
Below you will find not only educational Halloween activities that can be done in homeschool or in the classroom but lots of fun too! I have broken them down into subjects and then given you some fun ideas.
Halloween Math Activities
I am always on the lookout for FREE math worksheets when we are not using our core curriculum. I mean, I pay so much for that I don’t want to pay additional for fun Halloween activities! These Hair-Raising Halloween Word Problems from Math-Drills are fantastic.
I was worried at first that they didn’t come with answers, but panic over when you go to print them the answers are there too! I am not sure what grade they are, but I would guess they are suitable for upper elementary and middle school. If you have a younger child though they have lots of others.
Kidzone has loads of awesome FREE math printables broken into grades for kids in grades 1-5.
Halloween Reading Activities
The very best Halloween books that are suitable for kids over the age of 10 years old.
Join Mr. Moonbeam on a Halloween adventure filled with interactive activities, discussions, and creative projects.
It promotes reading comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity. Perfect for classrooms or homeschooling, it offers an engaging and enriching experience for young readers.
Aimed at students in 3rd grade - 5th grade.
Free Halloween Homeschool Printables
Have fun homeschooling in October with these free Halloween worksheets for kids of all ages.
Learn the ABCs this Halloween with our spooky but fun Halloween alphabet activities the preschoolers are going to love!
Print out our free Halloween creative writing prompts and let the kids start a really fun and spooky story. This is a great way to encourage writing!
Start a new found love of poetry with the kids while they create their Halloween style acrostic poem.
Unscramble these 15 spooky Halloween words.
We love mad libs in our homeschool, and these mad libs for Halloween are a great way to celebrate the holiday. These Halloween mad libs are hilarious, we can spend hours comparing silly stories!
This Halloween word search is a great way to talk about the history of Halloween while having some fun,
Let's have some number fun this fall with our free Halloween counting worksheets. Learn to count 1-10 with these spooky images.
Have fun with our free Halloween graph worksheets where you can color count and graph.
Let's have some fun with these 6 free Halloween Dot to Dot Printables. A great way to learn numbers 1-25 and then enjoy coloring the pictures in after.
Let the kids be creative with these 6 different free Halloween bookmarks to color, perfect in your homeschool.
Print out the Halloween word within word template and see how many new words they can recreate! It's not as easy as you may think, but make it as easy or as hard as you want by only allowing 3 letter words or bigger.
Learn the alphabet this fall with our free 26 page fall alphabet activity pages.
You will also enjoy this Halloween crossword puzzle from ABC Teach.
Halloween History and Origins
The best place I could find information on this was from History.Com. Where they cover: Ancient Origins of Halloween; All Saints’ Day; Halloween Comes to America; History of Trick-or-Treating; Halloween Parties; Halloween Movies; All Souls Day and Soul Cakes; Black Cats and Ghosts and finally Halloween Matchmaking and Lesser-Known Rituals.
After we have read this I found an interactive Halloween history quiz here to test our knowledge.
Halloween Science Experiments
Little Bins For Little Hands shares with you 31 days of Halloween stem activities, including, slime, pumpkin explosions, and much more for you to have fun with.
Free Halloween Activities
Education.com has a number of free Halloween worksheets for grades K-8
Twinkl has a number of FREE worksheets for Halloween in all subjects for all ages.
Live Worksheets have lots of interactive Halloween worksheets for all ages and are so much fun.
Halloween Books for Kids
These are our favorite Halloween books for middle schoolers, once they have been read Freddie will fill out a book report.
- Big Pumpkin – is a wonderful picture book for grades K-3
- Little Blue Trucks Halloween – another picture book
- Roald Dahls Book of Ghost Stories – is a book we got last year that he was too scared to read! So this year we will try again, the recommended age is 12 and above.
- The Halloween Tree has a recommended reading age of grade 3-7
- A Small Zombie Problem has a grade level of 3-7
- The Witches by Roald Dahl after we have just celebrated Roald Dahl Day he is clearly at the front of our minds!
Free Fun Halloween Activities
Have fun this October with these fun Halloween homeschool activities that kids of all ages will love.
Halloween Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are such a fun and easy way to refocus and calm, we have created 10 FREE spooky (not scary) Halloween coloring pages you can all enjoy as a family.
Why not send your loved ones a handmade Halloween card with our 8 free printable Halloween cards to color.
If you are looking for the best easy Halloween crafts check out our favorites we have found this year.
What about creating a pumpkin handprint?
This is the most important outfit of the year for kids, well it is for Freddie anyway. This year he wants to dress up as his favorite Star Wars character, but this was him in his outfit last year with his best friend.
That red hair dye was a pain though as it went everywhere. Luckily we spent the entire evening outside! He was having fun despite the picture, I think he was trying a sultry look, haha!
Halloween Treasure Hunt
No treasure hunts are not just for the Easter Bunny!! And no matter how old Freddie is, he still seems to love a good Halloween treasure hunt (he is now 11 and I am sure I will still be doing these for a number of years!).
Or why not have a Halloween escape room and download our free party invitations and get the kids around.
This is something we have done every year, well actually every year in the UK. Since living in Florida with the heat we now just decorate the pumpkin with paint and Halloween stickers. It is still so much fun, and we always have a competition to see who decorates the best pumpkin.
Halloween Street Party
After finding out recently that Freddie has a peanut and tree nut allergy we don’t go trick or treating anymore. However, that does not stop our fun. We set out a table on the drive with candy for the neighbors and just enjoy dressing up and having fun with friends.
If you are having a party with the neighbors or family check out our favorite Halloween games to play.
If you are looking for more educational fun in November, check out the following posts:
Bonfire Night Activities (5th November)
Remembrance Day Activities (11th November)
Thanksgiving Fun (23rd November)
Last Updated on 3 June 2023 by homeschoolof1