Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spooky Halloween Rigor

Maybe it's just that time of year but "rigor" to me reminds me of rigor mortis! :) Not talking about that kind of rigor! We're talking about stepping up those Halloween activities so they really make the kiddos think. Some ideas:

1) New uses for pumpkins-what can we use pumpkins for other than making pies and decorations?
2) Remake a holiday classic-The Grinch Who Stole Halloween? A Halloween Carol? What details would change if the holiday changes?
3) How would a Halloween celebration change if it took place in another season?
4) Invent the perfect candy to receive when trick-or-treating.
5) Invent a new Halloween tradition.
6) Design the perfect trick-or-treating route.
7) Is it right or wrong to turn pumpkins into jack-'o-lanterns?
8) Adapt a scarecrow for different settings-the North Pole, the desert.
9) Pretend there is a candy shortage-what can people give away instead? How will that change the typical Halloween traditions?
10) How has Halloween/popular costumes changed over the years-past, present, what will it be like in the future?



  1. We LOVE these ideas! So clever and creative and such a great way to get kids engaged in writing and higher level thinking. We are going to plug some of these into our journal writing next week. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

    1. I didn't even think to add it to their journaling activities-great idea! :)

  2. I LOVE the way you think. I wish we were in the same school together!

    1. You are too kind! I would love to work with you! I learn so much from the ideas you post! :)