Halloween can be more than just one night of dressing up and gorging on candy. Increase your kids' enjoyment with Halloween-themed word games like these, and let them discover the great fun of books just right for the scary season!
Games and Puzzles
Halloween Word Search
A Halloween word search site with good graphics and sound effects. It is recommended for grades 1-5, but people of all ages will enjoy it. You can choose between "small" and "big" puzzles and play online or print them out.
A Harder Word Search
This word search gives you clues to help you guess each word, and some words run in different directions. It's a bit more challenging game, and a timer adds some pressure, but it may be just the thing for older kids.
Flash Hangman Game
An animated hangman game that shows you the number of blanks for each word, enters correct letters, or draws a part of the hangman with each incorrect one. Fun and fast-paced, but with a low level of pressure. Entertainment for anyone who likes word games.
Halloween Word Crossword Puzzle
These crossword puzzles give us fun and good practice in spelling and word awareness. Correct responses are rewarded with a cat's meow, and incorrect letters are indicated by a color change in the puzzle square. Nice reinforcement at the end.
Books for Halloween
It's hard to beat the great variety of Halloween-themed or related books on the Goodreads site. Books are arranged by categories and a summary is available for each one. Just looking through the list is inspiring!
The Literacy & Language Center wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween!