Best Free Halloween Lessons and Activities

The best free Halloween lessons and activities can help educators overcome the most terrifying sight of all: an unengaged student. So bring your classroom back to life – or just un-deadism – with the resources here. From science experiments to history exercises and fun opportunities for active learning to spooky game-building, these Halloween lessons and activities will have your students doing the education version of the “Monster Mash” in no time.

You might also start a lesson by discussing how Halloween grew out of ancient Celtic traditions around Samhain and was brought to the U.S. by immigrants from Ireland and Scotland. The holiday also coincides with All Saints Day on November 1, and was originally called All Hallows Eve.