Halloween is a special holiday. What was once a frightful day dedicated solely to the dead has come to be the cause of celebration for both children and adults the world over. If you are a teacher, monsters, candy, costumes and pumpkins can all provide great inspiration for your classroom’s decor. You can even organize your classroom’s folding chairs and folding tables into Halloween patterns.
If you are looking for a great way to tap your students’ creative sides with your decorations, bulletin boards can highlight their imaginations as well as the spirit of the Halloween season.
Fun Halloween Bulletin Board Ideas
One way to emphasize the importance of reading books would be to craft a bulletin board full of spooky ghosts holding books. Throw in a catchy phrase like “Scare up a good book!” or “How spooky are your reading skills?” Kids tend to learn better in engaging, colorful environments, so feel free to let go of the seriousness in exchange for a much more playful approach!
Another awesome example that perfectly illustrates a classroom lesson is a bulletin board labeled “See,” “Feel” and “Hear.” Organize these categories on a drawn-up haunted mansion and have your students label what spooky things they would see, feel and hear if they were visiting the creepy house. As an incentive, reward your students for their creative input with candy. You could also do this with a spooky forest scene, a neighborhood scene with costumed kids trick-or-treating or a fall pumpkin patch scene complete with hay bales and a scarecrow. You are only limited by your imagination!
Don’t forget cultural and literary lessons you could tie in with Halloween, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Dia de los Muertos. If you need to order supplies for your classroom, such as plastic folding tables and folding chairs, get in touch with Classroom Essentials Online.