Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Themed Literacy Activities

This Halloween post shares resources and book recommendations for a Skeleton Theme. It includes a printable unit planner.

It’s Halloween, and in this post, we’ll explore activities with a skeleton theme! The body doesn’t have to be scary, right? In facts, your students will likely be quite intrigued by what they learn. In this post, I’ll share ideas you can use for a more purposeful and educational Halloween.

Halloween Book Suggestions with a Skeleton Theme

This week, I thought I’d share some of the cute skeleton themed activities I came across. I am thinking this theme may be especially fun for Halloween day.

Of all the books I included, my favorite has to be Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Guyler. It really is a great book, and I found this great reading of it on Youtube. Just click on the book jacket to get to it.

This Halloween post shares resources and book recommendations for a Skeleton Theme. It includes a printable unit planner.

While you’re reading/listening to it, you can have your students sequence the events on this story frame. I think a great writing prompt after it would be writing a story about how you’d help skeleton get rid of his hiccups.

Skelly the Skeleton Girl looks to be a cute book option to go with this theme. In the book, the character finds a mystery bone and tries to find it’s owner.

Need a stretch break?  This link includes the text and the music for students to read along.  Using music with the lyrics is a great way to work on reading fluency.  Check it out!

Activity Ideas for Primary Kids

Finally, I thought these crafts would be great fun and with labeling, would teach your little people about the bone names.

Finally, I thought these craftivities would be great fun and with labeling, would teach your little people about the bone names.

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Well, I hope these ideas helped you bone up on your skeletal system and gives you a few resources to use. Have a spooktacular weekend!

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This Halloween post shares resources and book recommendations for a Skeleton Theme. It includes a printable unit planner.
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Carla

Carla is a licensed reading specialist with 27 years of experience in the regular classroom (grades 1, 4, and 5), in Title 1 reading, as a tech specialists, and a literacy coach. She has a passion for literacy instruction and meeting the needs of the individual learner.