Here’s a spooky mix of Halloween activities and worksheets taken from different sections of our site. Don’t forget to turn down the lights and put on some atmospheric music to create a perfectly chilling atmosphere.
Halloween Half Crossword
Pairs of students are each given half of a complete Halloween crossword and must describe to their partners the missing words which they need. There’s a picture key provided to help with presenting the language.
Spooky Sounds Quiz
This page has 15 embedded sound files to play, each one a scary sound that is associated with Halloween and horror movies. At the end, there’s a slideshow you can use to present the answers.
See this page for more guess the sound quizzes and information about creating your own.
Students tell each other’s fortunes by pulling random runes from a receptacle and divining their partner’s destiny. The fortune-telling activity includes lots of ready to cut out runes.
Here’s a sheet of 50 ready to cut out Halloween Taboo cards. Teams of students compete against each other to describe random spooky words to their teammates.
See How to Play Taboo for more tips on how to play and lots of other ready to cut out cards.
Halloween Picture Taboo
This is a collection of Halloween themed pictures to download to a smartphone or tablet. Students take it in turns to describe the object they see and then show it to the class. If nobody knows the English word, then they can give the answer in their L1 or google it. The device is then passed to the next person who swipes to the next picture. Please note the web app will only work with smartphones and tablets.
For more downloadable picture sets see the Picture Taboo page.
Halloween Conversation Cards
Groups of students work through a list of Halloween related vocabulary and idioms before pulling cards from a deck of Halloween related Conversation Questions.
There are plenty more ready to cut out Conversation Cards on the Conversation Questions page.
Halloween Scatter Sheet
Scatter sheets are a great way to review vocabulary. Give each student a Halloween scatter sheet and they take it in turns to select and describe a word and cross out completed words. It gets harder as you go.
There are lots more scatter sheets to download and print on the Scatter Sheets page.
Perfect for teens. Give each student a copy of the Halloween Survey and have them interview their partner. At the end go through the questions one by one and listen to the opinions and experiences of the class.
There are more surveys on the Speaking Activities page.
Here are a couple of interesting articles relating to Halloween which you can use for reading practice, discussion purposes, etc.
- Top 10 Horror Movies (about.com)
- The History Of Halloween Plus 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Holiday! (Huffington Post)