Every October we pick a “Halloween(ish)” study theme. Last year the boys decided on “Monsters” as their focus. Here’s our collection of monstrous resources and activities.
Information articles about monsters and other Halloween(ish) creatures http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Halloween/Halloween-Monsters.html
Monster(ish) Vocabulary List and Word Games – https://myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/monsters-vocabulary/
Video of Top 10 Monsters in the Bible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLsCXAYm-s
Monster Quiz Interactive http://www.factmonster.com/quizzes/monsters/1.html
Monster Mash dance instructional video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ8DOL-KeWw
Free audio book of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein http://www.audiobooktreasury.com/frankenstein-mary-shelley/
Literature study guide, video, and quiz for Frankenstein http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein/
1910 Thomas Edison Film Frankenstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLxsOJK9bs&list=PL3B36B6A9D24C5B23
Monster jokes! http://www.factmonster.com/spot/monsterjokes1.html
Recyclable bottle monster craft http://www.craftberrybush.com/2010/10/monster-mash.html
How to draw instructions for monsters and other Halloween(ish) characters – http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/cartoon-characters.html
Rock Monster Craft with driveway rocks, paint, and googly eyes http://www.freekidscrafts.com/rock-monsters/
Rice cereal monster treat sculptures and the googly eye blob are among these Monster Party ideas http://www.makeandtakes.com/monster-birthday-party-ideas
We scored these monster themed comic/science books at our library!
Over the years we’ve chosen many different studies during the month of October… Halloween origins and history, autumn science, mummies, bats, spiders, pumpkins, owls, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Salem witch trials, and probably a few others that I’ve forgotten about. This October, we are learning about SKELETONS for science, WEREWOLVES for literature (we skipped them with our monster studies), and GHOSTS for Bible studies! I’ll collect and share our resources soon. Do you do special Halloween studies? If you do, I’d love to hear about them!
With Halloween just a few days away, we have been incorporating a little bit of “creepy” and “spooky” into our homeschooling lessons. This past week, we’ve played ,learned , and printed from these web sites!
Themed writing paper printables http://www.havefunteaching.com/?s=Halloween
Boldness and bravery themed character development and Bible studies http://www.characterjournal.com/bible-stories-related-to-boldness/
Arts and crafts ideas http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/halloweenartscraftsideaskids.html
Math lessons for my younger boys (though I realized that with these, my big kids were quick to offer their assistance) http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall07.html#activities and http://www.makingmathmorefun.com/news.htm
History, science, and reading http://www.teachervision.fen.com/halloween/teacher-resources/6626.html?detoured=1
Interactive games http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/halloween/games.php
A disturbing article, Students Decide Who Lives And Who Dies and a video, Death Education – Is That What We Really Want? (for parents/teachers) http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8fb495371ca5be23e1601ecc0&id=913843a287&e
Have fun as you and your kids try out some of those links to add some “spooky” to your homeschool!