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Halloween Crossword Puzzle

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    Pages:  2 Pages

  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

Stretch your upper years students’ Halloween vocabularies and reading skills with a Halloween crossward puzzle.

Grab a Handful of Halloween Activities for Upper Years!

This worksheet is best used during the month of October as an independent activity to support reading and vocabulary lessons. It is also a great task for fast finishers! Students will solve a series of fifteen Halloween word clues to complete the grid and finish the puzzle. Have a bit of fun during the spooky season with a petrifying puzzle!

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Halloween crossword
Even More Halloween Vocabulary Activities 

Frankenstein this monster puzzle into extra games and activities your whole class will enjoy! 

💀 Chilling Charades 

Write each word on a piece of scrap paper, fold them up and put them into a container. To play, divide your class or small group into 2 teams. Teams will take turns sending up 1 student to choose a word from the bowl and get 30 seconds to act out the word soundlessly for their team. If no one guesses the word, it goes back into the bowl, and no point is given. Once every student has had their turn to act out a word, the game is over and the group with the highest points wins. 

🧪 Scary Sentences

Have students write full sentences with words from the list. As a challenge, see how many sentences they can write that use more than 1 of the words.  

Easily Prepare This Halloween Vocabulary Word Resource 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can circle the words with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.


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