Fun Halloween Activities for Elementary Students

Two more weeks and it's Halloween! Have you and your class already prepared your Halloween costumes? I don't know about you, but I love Halloween! (I think I mentioned this in my old post.) We don't do trick-or-treating, but what I love most about it is I get to watch horror movies! I'm a scaredy cat, but I'm a fan! If I were to attend a Halloween party, I'd definitely be one of the armed people in Squid Game (if you haven't watched it, then you're missing out! But kids, if you are reading this, make sure you are supervised with an adult!!). I loved it and I'm hoping there is season 2! 

I have quite a lot of Halloween activities that I posted in my store weeks ago that will be beneficial for your class! These are digital activities and some of them are low prep which you will love!

1. Mystery of the Stolen Halloween Candies

If your kids love to play secret spy or detective, or decoding secret messages, or solving cryptogram puzzles, this Boom Cards™ game is for you! Seven witnesses have reported to the police that they have a description of the seven suspects who stole the Halloween candies at Mary's house. Your job is to figure out who the thief is based on the description of the witnesses.

First, they read the description. This part of the game trains their visual discrimination skills. They need to understand who the witness is talking about. After that, they go to the next card where they identify suspect # 1. 
After detecting all 7 suspects, they are now ready to crack the cryptogram puzzles! This is a great way to incorporate letter frequency. There are 7 puzzles; each puzzle gives a clue on who to eliminate. Of course, the last suspect is the real thief who stole the Halloween candies!
At the end of the game, they receive a certificate to certify that they are real detectives! Isn't it fun?! Click the image to check for more information about the game.

2. Haunted House Escape Room
Have you ever been to a haunted house? I have! And I told myself I would never go back! Was it a waste of money? Yes! Because I was so scared and left earlier than expected! 😂 But who would've thought I'd be making haunted house activities 3 years later?! It's so ironic! 

This Escape the Haunted House is a digital escape room. It is playable on Boom Learning. It consists of 4 different tasks and the main goal is to escape the haunted house (duh? 😂). You are walking home from school when you hear a cat crying somewhere. You stop in front of an old house and you realize that the cat is trapped inside. You decide to go in and save the cat. When you open the door, the cat surprisingly stops crying! You step inside the house looking for the cat, but it is nowhere to be found. A few seconds later, the door slams shut! You try opening it, but with no luck.
  • The first task is to reveal the hidden picture. It contains 15 Halloween vocabulary words. They identify the sentence and click the picture of the correct answer until the hidden picture shows up!
  • The second task is a word search.
  • The third task is all about deciphering mystery sentences using the given symbols.
  • The fourth task is to escape the maze.
I want to remind you that yes, this is a digital escape room, but I have included 11 worksheets to print for the word search and maze.

Click the image to check for more information about the game.

3. Catch the Zombie Halloween Game
10 kids are suspected of being a zombie! Oh no! But later on, the police find out that only one of them is a zombie. Who will it be?! If you are curious about the game, keep reading!

This Halloween game consists of 5 different tasks that include addition and subtraction! 
  • cryptogram puzzles;
  • double-digit addition picture puzzle;
  • double-digit subtraction picture puzzle;
  • word scramble;
  • the Caesar Cipher
This is a digital and low prep activity because the picture puzzles are to be printed! But don't worry because you only have to print 4 pages and the good news is... answer keys are included! I enjoyed creating this activity because I myself want to catch a zombie as well! Oh, and one more thing, each activity gives clues on who to eliminate (remember, there are 10 kids and only 1 of them is a zombie). You will have a lot of fun with this! Click the image to check out the product/to purchase.

If you are not keen on playing this on Boom Learning, or if your district doesn't allow Boom, don't fret because I have made this available on Google Slides! Click here to check it out!

4. Trick or Treat Math Halloween Game
This is the newest addition to my Halloween game! As I mentioned, I've never experienced trick-or-treating before, so it's nice to create a game where I can put myself in that kind of situation.

This is a fun and educational game where your learners get to go trick-or-treating and practice their four basic math operations skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at the same time. You will join Emma as she visits 6 houses, but before you receive candies, you need to answer math questions (word problems) first. Here are some of the tasks that you will see in the game!

Interested? Click the image to check it out!

A few notes about my Halloween games:
  • These are designed for first to third graders. Please make sure that you read the tasks/check the preview properly before purchasing to see if they meet your students' needs.
  • The games are all housed in Boom Learning. But one game has a Google Slides option.
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  • Two of the games include worksheets that MUST be printed.
Which game is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below! You can also send me a message on Instagram (@theviralteacher) for questions! I hope you and your students enjoy these games as much as I created them!

-The Viral Teacher

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