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  1. 1. HalloweenSanja BožinovićOŠ Nikole Hribara Velika Goricasanja.bozinovic@skole.hrhttp://allworkandnoplay.pbworks.com
  2. 2. Why Halloween? learn about other cultures and traditions imagination fun (stories, songs, games)
  3. 3. Boooooo Activities for children k Tric or t trealistening and reading writing speaking storytelling games and fun online and offline activities vocabulary pronunciation … treasure chest for kinaesthetic learners
  4. 4. Listening and reading (online) spookyhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/ haunted-house http://themoonlitroad.com/
  5. 5. More ideas  The Shadowlands.net idea: students research a haunted place and create a presentationhttp://theshadowlands.net
  6. 6. c adab r Songs abra ahttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/ http://youtu.be/e54m6XOpRgU abracadabra
  7. 7. Listening and reading : paper –based activities Bring a picture bookread/listen and draw, read/listen and play/mime a scene learn vocabulary create dialogues bats More ideas? monsters skeletons
  8. 8. Vocabulary buildinghttp://www.learnenglish.org.uk/games/spelloween/spelloween.html
  9. 9. Some vocabulary gamesPearsonEducation.Inc http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ WordSearchSetupForm.asp
  10. 10. Time to play  2-letter words = 2 points O  3-letter words = 3 pointsM L  4-letter words = 4 points  5-letter words = 5 points ?A E idea taken from: Pearson Education T
  11. 11. Tongue twisters I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I wont wish the wish you wish to wish. Which witch, Wanda wondered, would wish to wear a wrist watch?
  12. 12. More tongue twisters If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch? Mr. Mummy mustnt mess up Mrs. Mummys makeup.
  13. 13. And some more… Professional Pumpkin Pickers are prone to pick the plumpest pumpkins. Transylvanian Tree Trimmers are trained to trim the tallest Transylvanian trees.http://www.jokesnjokes.net/funny.jokes.amusing.humor.laughs/General/tongue.twisters.holidays.htm
  14. 14. Printables: Jack O’Lantern Story (www.pumpkinnook.com/.../jack.htm) Halloween Alphabet (abcteach.com) Halloween Flashcards (learnenglishkids. britishcouncil.org) Where does Halloween come from? – reading comprehension (abcteach.com) Time to share more ideas for listening and reading 
  15. 15. Writing (online)learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/story-maker
  16. 16. More writing ideas: Create your own Halloween storyonline idea: storybird.comoffline idea: stories to go with a character Let’s share some more ideas
  17. 17. Halloween jokes activityvillage.co.uk/halloween_jokes_for_kids.htmDo you use jokes in the classroom? Ideas A joke on two Memorise and strips of paper ?-find your partner tell your joke
  18. 18. Special treats for kinaesthetic learners create a Trick-or-Treat bag (what is in it?) dress up as… carve a pumpkin dance Skeleton Dance – competition (Bit.ly/jibjabskeletondance) plan a Halloween party origami: Halloween Cat (http://youtu.be/EKUTEwi_UzE)
  19. 19. Homework ideas- create your own video using GoAnimate.com- create a video using animoto.com- send your friends funny e-cards using Bit.ly/jibjabskeletondance (Dancing Skeletons)- create a bookmark with Halloween characters
  20. 20. Let’s play some games!1. Pearson Education: Trick or Treat1. National Geographic Kids : Fun Stuff2. Activity Village: Skeleton Game
  21. 21. Don’t forget to have fun! Thank you!
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