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Halloween Favorites and Freebies!

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays! Why? Well, first of all, it's a chance to be something you're not.  What kid (of all ages) doesn't like to play pretend? 

Halloween Favorites and Freebies! This post has several book recommendations, resources, and even a couple of Halloween related freebies.

I also love Halloween because of all the great children's literature out there!  Here are some favorites: in case you're interested, each book cover is a link to Amazon so you can explore some more!

Who doesn't love Room on the Broom?

Dogzilla is a favorite in my classroom, along with its sister story, Kat Kong!

I'll be exploring the world of bats this week with my class, and Gail Gibbons is my favorite author for information books for second graders. She manages to put information in a way that little ones can understand it. 

I have 2 copies do In a Dark, Dark Room, and both copies are barely holding together!  That's a good sign it's a popular book!
I also have a few Halloween related joke books, and they are wildly popular! (And a good time to introduce homophones, since most jokes depend upon a double meaning!
I usually read a kid's version of the classic: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Halloween day. If I have a class that can handle it, I'll turn off the lights, but I don't want to scare the dickens out of those sensitive ones!
Last but certainly not least is my very favorite Halloween story, The Hallo-wiener! Who doesn't love a book where the underdog becomes the hero? (Pun intended!)

Besides books, I try to squeeze in some Halloween fun wherever I can! 

Click the image above for this freebie sampler of Halloween No Prep Printables! Or, for the whole set, click the image below:

We're working on sentences in my classroom. This freebie set saw a lot of attention last week! Just click the image!

Or, if you'd prefer the full set, click this image!

Or perhaps you're looking for some math?

Halloween Math Stories

Click the image for this Math story problem freebie!

Here's one more source of freebies: My October Pinterest board has loads of Halloween freebies!

How do you celebrate Halloween?
What are your favorite books?
What are your favorite Halloween activities?
Halloween Favorites and Freebies! This post has several book recommendations, resources, and even a couple of Halloween related freebies.


  1. My new favorite Halloween book is How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin! I ordered it this summer and I love it! It is a great book to use in math class.

    The Math Maniac

  2. Dogzilla has always been a favorite in my house!

  3. Sally!!!
    I want to thank you for always linking up at my Teaching Blog Addict's Freebie Friday post! Please come back tomorrow because you're my Featured Blogger! Congratulations!
    Have a great weekend,
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!


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