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.



Sunday, 18 October 2015

Tricks & Treats: A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!

This weekend, I am joining some amazing bloggers to give you tricks and tips to help Halloween run smoothly in your classroom. Let's face it, it can be a day like no other...
There is so much going on in my school on that day. I teach in a school that has all levels, Kindergarten right through to Senior High School, so the big kids plan lots of stuff for my little ones. In the afternoon, my kids visit the "haunted house" and they always, always come back from that visit totally pumped!! And wired! So, I have an activity ready to go when they return. You can click on it below to download. 

Have your kids color the patterns. It helps to bring them back down from whatever candy induced haze they might be in. 

Now onto the best part - the Giveaway! Your chance to win 1 of 4 $25 TPT gift cards. So much fun. My secret word is
Remember this word when you enter the Giveaway!

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Now, it's time to haunt on over to the next blog. Happy Halloween. Hope you get lots of great freebies from the blog hop.