Build a wickedly-good vocabulary with our spooky Halloween-themed word search.
Grab a Halloween Search and Find for Key Stage 1!
Borrow some of that Halloween spirit 👻 and use it to stir your pupils’ vocabulary skills!
This word search worksheet is best used during the month of October as an independent practice to support your reading lesson. Students look for horizontal, vertical and diagonal words that include:
Halloween Word Search Scaffolding and Extension Tips
Provide some extra practice with more ways to play!
- 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 pupil 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 returns to the bowl, and no point is given. Once every pupil has had their turn to act out a word, the game is over, and the group with the highest points wins.
- Scary Sentences
Have pupils practise writing full sentences with words from the list. Extra points if they can use more than 1 of the words in a sentence!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Pupils
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 pupils to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on card and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Pupils can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
An upper years Halloween word search is available here:[resource:4701564]