Halloween season in the classroom just got even more fun and engaging with our Halloween Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten! These writing centers and activities are perfect for early writers to practice labeling, building vocabulary, sentence writing, and more!
Halloween Writing Activities and Centers
In my classroom, we build our center routines early in the year and then as I change out themes and activities, my students know exactly what to do and I am not spending precious writing time (because we know that kids get better at writing by actually writing) reteaching routines or giving instructions – that’s a win!
These Halloween writing activities can be used in a writing station or add them to your literacy centers. Plus, they’re low-prep and perfect for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade!
Let’s check out some of the fun activities included!
Vocabulary Picture Cards
These Halloween vocabulary cards showcase our favorite Halloween themes: bat, jack-o-lantern, black cat, candy corn, witch hat, candy, caramel apple, and ghost.
The vocabulary cards come 4 to a page (8 words total). They can be used with many of the activities included in this resource pack. Simply cut them out and laminate them for durability before adding them to your writing centers.
Mini “Write It!” Book
I like to use this mini “Write It!” book at the beginning of the Halloween season as a great way to introduce the new vocabulary. This way my students are prepared with prior knowledge of the terms as we work through the rest of the Halloween Writing Center activities.
Each page of our mini “Write It!” book contains a picture that matches a vocabulary card and a space for the students to write the word. Then they can color the fun pictures.
Halloween “Write the Room”
This is one of our favorite activities to use with the vocabulary cards! It is like a traditional “Write the Room” activity, but you can choose how you use it with your students because it’s so versatile.
Set out the recording sheets at a table with the cards in a pocket chart for kids to see and simply record the words, hide them in a sensory bin, or post them all around the room on the walls and let kids walk around with clipboards as they label the pictures.
However you decide to use this activity, it’s sure to be a hit!
Halloween Story Book
The possibilities are endless for our Halloween story book! You could even send it home as a fun themed writing book for kids to work on writing with their families.
Print the pages double sided and use the cover page to create a journal. Or you can just use single pages as writing prompts in your literacy centers.
The goal is for kids to write a few sentences or a short story about the Halloween-themed pictures.
There are even more “spooktacular” Halloween writing activities in this pack including a Trace, Cut, and Paste activity and “Write It!” vocabulary strips!
Plus, at the end of the file, all of the color items also come in black and white for an ink-saving option!
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If you love these centers, you will definitely want to grab our Writing Center Activities Bundle for the Year! This incredible bundle includes the Halloween Writing Centers as well as 29 other themed writing center packs that will help you rock your centers all year.
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