I know some will cringe at the thought of blowing off lessons just because it’s Halloween. But we were all kids once, too. Halloween at school was and should still be awesome. If we can’t kick back and have fun with our students on Halloween, then when can we?
Fun variation for home use:
Change the “dollar amounts” to number of pieces of candy. This is a great way to entertain your own children at a Halloween party or if the weather is too bad for trick-or-treating.
Recommended for: Grades 5-8
About the game:
- 25 questions and answers (50 slides)
- 99% editable. Everything is editable except the art work on the game board (slide 4).
- Every question and answer slide has a photo to go with it.
- Don’t believe my answers to the questions? Want to check my sources to make sure they are accurate and come from valid sources? I’m a librarian and research EVERYTHING to the nth degree. But if you cannot sleep without knowing my source about the western explanation of el Chupacabra, I’ve included my sources and image credit in the notes section of the slides.
Your students will learn important facts about:
- Books. The quiz includes questions about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dracula, Harry Potter, and Frankenstein.
- Animals. Bats, spiders, and snakes, oh my!
- Folklore. It’s a great way to introduce your students to their newest nightmares: the stories of el Chupacabra and la Llorona.
- So many pumpkin facts! We all need more pumpkin facts in our lives.
- Practical advice. This quiz could save your students’ lives (or at least spare them some serious embarrassment) if they are ever:
–bitten by a poisonous snake
–inclined to carry silly string in Hollywood on Halloween
–hungry for cotton candy while traveling in the UK or Australia
–offered “Three-Course Meal” gum
–hoping to distinguish themselves by trick-or-treating in yet another Princess costume
–trying to grow pumpkins in Antarctica