Halloween is nearly here! Do you have plans for some spooky Halloween writing activities this week? Halloween is a fantastic opportunity for creative writing and there are plenty of activities to help fire your students’ imagination at this spooktacular time of year! Here are some of my favorite Halloween writing activities:
Halloween Setting Descriptions
Ask your students to imagine they are in a haunted house (or other equally spooky location!). Then encourage them to use their senses to describe the setting. What can they hear, see and smell? Next, students use their ideas to write a setting description. They could write a paragraph for each sense. Word banks are a great way to help students develop their vocabulary and descriptive writing in this activity, so I like to use these as a prompt on students’ desk or on the wall.
Spooky Character Profiles
Halloween is the perfect opportunity for some creepy character description. Students could describe a well known character such as Dracula or Frankenstein or they could make up their own spooky character. Ask your students to draw their character first. This is great way for students to visualize their character and prompt them to incorporate descriptive vocabulary.
Ask students could write instructions for their favorite Halloween party game. Students could also draw diagrams to help illustrate their instructions. You could even follow the instruction and have a go at playing the games!
Why not try some Halloween acrostics for spooky characters? Or how about a riddle? Students think of a spooky character and give clues, writing in the first person, for others to guess who they are. This is a great opportunity to incorporate figurative language such as similes or personification.
I’ve been using my Spooky Halloween Writing Paper for some extra inspiration! Just click on the picture below to go directly to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store to grab them.