Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Haunted House: An Interactive PowerPoint

I love Halloween! Always have, always will. It's such a fun time of year for kids. My kids never cease to amaze me with their costumes, check out this couple Belle and Darth Vader, quite a combo.
Who knew that Darth Vader wore sneakers like that?
Anyway, I am always on a quest to make Halloween fun and a little spooky at the same time. So, I made this interactive Haunted House.
Here's how it works. There are 12 rooms in the haunted house, and for each room there are 2 identical slides that you open in powerpoint.  In the first slide, your kids read the riddle that is there (or you read it to them) and then they try to figure out, from the clues in the riddle, what character is in that room. They record their answer on the sheet provided, then you go to the next slide where the character is revealed.  You can have kids come up to click the answers in every room. Check out how the slides work by clicking the sample below. Remember to download, don't just open in preview, then play it as a slideshow. It's a fun activity you can do with your class this time of year. Plus the spooky sounds that play when the mystery is solved make it even scarier.
The haunted House is on sale in my TPT store, but if you'd like to win a copy, leave me your e-mail and tell me what scares you. For me, it's snakes!! I wish they didn't but they do.

Have a great week.



10 comments:

  1. What a fun concept! I'm afraid of BIG spiders, the smaller ones are fine but not the big ones, lol. lorepuckett at gmail dot com

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  2. I am deathly afraid of mice. Even looking at a mouse trap freaks me out!
    josefina.flores@alisal.org

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  3. I am afraid running into spider webs while walking under trees at night!!!
    Creeps me out!!!
    bdeeney@wcboe.org

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  4. I am afraid of cutting my achilles tendon. Since forever. I used to dream that lobsters would attack me on the beach and snip it! (And this was even before that terrible scene in "Pet Cemetary." ARRRGHGH!)
    lindleymac@gmail.com

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  5. This looks like a great game!!

    I am SO SCARED of walking through the bush for fear of running into a snake.

    mmejuliegc@gmail.com

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  6. This looks like a great game!!

    I am SO SCARED of walking through the bush for fear of running into a snake.

    mmejuliegc@gmail.com

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  7. I am afraid of snakes and other creepy crawlers! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    amynick25@hotmail.com

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  8. Walking through spider webs really creeps me out...especially the huge garden spider webs. When it happens, you can hear me screaming in the next state! Thanks for the giveaway. Your interactive Haunted House PPT looks AMAZING! Fingers crossed that I win...it would be perfect for my special ed kiddos.
    Teresa Lass
    tll6601@gmail.com

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  9. Zombies freak me out. Unfortunately they are all the rage right now!! Ugghhh!!

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  10. Sharks! I always think of them when I'm ocean swimming:(

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