Halloween in the EFL Classroom
Are you looking for some new activities for your EFL class this Halloween? We have put together a short list of some top Halloween resources which will keep your students entertained and help them learn about this spooky time of year.
What is lurking in the dark dark wood?
A great lesson plan for younger children from the British Council where your students can watch a short video then complete activities, including matching words to pictures, fill in the missing words and a writing/drawing activity - https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/dark-dark-wood
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a ghost story or two!
This link provides some ‘scary’ stories and fun activities to complete too. These activities would be suited to a more advanced learner or slightly older children/teenagers - https://www.tefl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/read_a_ghost_story-1.pdf
What can your students ‘spy’ in the Haunted House?
A fun ‘I Spy’ game for younger children. Can they find everything they need in the Haunted House for the magic spell? https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games/haunted-house
A huge range of Halloween themed lesson plans, games and activities including arts and crafts, songs and fun vocabulary ideas – https://www.eslkidstuff.com/HalloweenGames.htm#.V_9WRyQgmM9
The Monster Mash
When the learning is over for the day, get your students up and dancing in their Halloween costumes to the Disney Monster Mash with this great You Tube video. A fun and active way to end the day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNo828PyDb4
What do you do with your students at Halloween? Share your tricks and tips in the comments below.
We hope you and your students have a Happy Halloween!