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Free Halloween Lapbook - Homeschool Helper Online

Halloween Lapbook Submitted by JoAnn S.

Library List:
Halloween Is by Gail Gibbons
The Story of Halloween by Carol Greene
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson
Spiders by Seymour Simon
Bats by Gail Gibbons
Bats - Zoobooks by Linda Wood

Instructions for Folding Lapbooks

Resource sites:

Origins of Halloween
Symbols of Halloween
Halloween Safety Game
Spiders *older kids
Learn all about bats
Pumpkins and more

1. Vocabulary *language arts
2. Origins of Halloween *history
3. Celebrations of past *history
4. Celebrations today *history
5. Halloween Symbols/Customs *history
6. Halloween Safety *health/safety
7. Spiders *science
8. Pumpkins *science
9. Bats *science
10. Map *geography
11. Candy graph *math

Halloween Lapbook Templates (pdf file)

Activity 1
Vocabulary - look up the vocabulary words and write the definitions
1. celebration
2. customs
3. immigrants
4. community
5. vandalism
6. costume
7. mammal
8. echolocation
9. arachnid
10. symbol

Activity 2
Origins of Halloween - Who started Halloween? Why? When? Where? How did they celebrate?
Make a graduated book for this activity

Activity 3
Celebrations of past - how did these people celebrate Halloween? Romans, Irish, Colonist, Scottish,

Activity 4
Celebrations Today - how do these countries celebrate Halloween today? Mexico, England, Canada, United States, Ireland, Scotland,

Activity 5
Halloween Symbols/Customs - What do these symbols/customs mean - costumes, trick-or-treat, carve pumpkins, bob for apples, black cats, bats. There will be separate mini books for each symbol

Activity 6
Halloween Safety - what can you do to stay safe on Halloween?

Activity 7
Spiders - label the spider, spider life cycle. What do they eat and find a picture of these things or draw them. How do they catch food write about it and draw an illustration. List some interesting spider facts.

Label the spider parts

Activity 8
Pumpkins - Draw a picture of the life cycle of a pumpkin. How many kinds of pumpkins are there and what are their uses? Name one you can eat. Name the one that was used for Cinderella's carriage. Name one used for carving. Give a brief description of each of the ones you listed.

Activity 9
Bats - first inside flap put bat printout, second section draw the bat life cycle, third section write about what bats eat and where they live, 4th section write about some of the unique traits of bats

Label the body of a bat

Activity 10

On a blank world map, locate and mark the countries discussed in activities 3 & 4.

Activity 11
Candy Graph - buy an assortment bag of Halloween candy and then have the child sort and graph their findings on a bar graph.

Lapbook Placement Example
Lapbook Placement Example