Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Halloween Literacy Fun
Last Friday, ABC Life Literacy Canada released an article with tips to incorporate literacy into Halloween celebrations. Here are their suggested tricks and treats to practice literacy skills:
1.Tell ghost stories on Halloween night. Make up your own stories or read a classic scary book together.
2.Have a costume party and write your own unique invitations. Once guests have arrived, why not play a word game using only Halloween-related words!
3.Organize Halloween candy in different ways. Organize by shape, size, candy name, or even candy type, and then trade! This activity helps to reinforce the importance of math in everyday life.
4.Bake a pumpkin pie. Following recipes is a great way to improve both reading and math skills. Children can read the instructions out loud to help measure the ingredients when making a treat for the family.
5.Research the history of Halloween, and share spooky statistics!
SOURCE: Life Literacy Canada
What other ways can you bring integrate literacy in your Halloween celebrations?