Halloween Party FREEBIE: Tuesday Teacher Tips

Have you been making plans for your Halloween party?  If you're lucky, you have a room-mom that is doing all of the hard work for you.  One year, there was a glitch and I somehow ended up without a room-mom.  So, there wasn't anyone to plan my holiday parties.  At first, I was stressed about it.  After a little brainstorming,  I decided to structure the party like my small group block of time.  It turned out to be one of my easiest years - party wise.  

My students were organized in their reading groups and rotated to the following activities:

Teacher's Table:  Halloween BINGO

Table #1:  Snack and drink box - it works best if you keep it simple. Suggestions:  juice box and a bag of popcorn.

Table #2:  Make a jack 'o lantern using attribute blocks.  There is a printable for students that finish early.

Carpet:  Play hot pumpkin which is played the same way as hot potato only you play it with a small pumpkin.  Play seasonal music.  I chose one person from each group to be in charge of playing the music the first time.  After the first round, the winner was in charge of the music.

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Fern has a few tips to share with you, too.  Be sure to hop over to her blog!

Each week, Fern and I will share a teacher tip. We love to read teacher blogs and the latest teacher idea books and hope you do, too!  Stop by Fern's blog and my blog each week for our latest tips.  We hope you will share your ideas, too.  

The winner from last week's post is:

Each week we will choose one person who shared a tip about the topic of this week's post on our blog who will get a $10 shopping trip.  We will announce the winner on the following Tuesday's post.  

Do you have a tip about Halloween parties to share?  Be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you're the winner of the $10 shopping trip. You must leave your email address in order to win.

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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas said...

What great ideas, I love how high interest each activity is so that the students will be so excited to move to the next group!
~Fern :)
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Unknown said...

Love those jack-o-lantern designing printables! The kiddos are gonna love them for our Friday Fun centers :)

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happyteacher said...

I like to trick or treat in my class. I have each child bring a treat and we go around pretending each person is a "house" and they pass out their treats to one another.