Category Archives: Active Learning

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Cut and Paste Worksheet

It’s almost October, and that means getting ready for the Halloween season.  Making Jack-o-lanterns is always high on the list of Halloweeny activities, but getting the pumpkins and cutting them up can be expensive, time consuming, messy, and even dangerous when done at school.  Why not try this color, cut, and paste Jack-o-Lantern worksheet instead?  Not only is it simple and fun, it provides an opportunity to review vocabulary for shapes, colors, craft supplies, and even giving simple instructions.  When they’re finished, hang them in the classroom for a colorful Halloween display that won’t draw flies or scare small children!

Here’s the worksheet and some color and cut shapes to get you started!

Shapes for Jack
Jack O Lantern Worksheet

Foods From Around The World Flashcards and Worksheet

Everyone likes to talk about food!  The origins of some popular foods provide an excellent opportunity to present and practice the “A is from B” structure.

Food Flashcards  are now available on the Vocabulary Flashcards page.  They are very useful when teaching likes and dislikes, as well as preferences, and even for restaurant and shopping roleplays.

A worksheet for practicing the ” A is from B ” form is on the Worksheets page.  Students can work through it alone, or use it as a discussion starter for small groups.

School Subjects Flashcards and Weekly Class Schedule Worksheet

School Subject Flashcards are now available from the Vocabulary Flashcards page.  They go well with the Weekly Class Schedule worksheet which can be found on the Worksheets page.

A good way to use them in the classroom is to drill vocabulary using the flashcards, incorporating the phrase “I have ____ class on ____days and ____days”  i.e.  “I have science class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”

The worksheet can be used for a group activity wherein students take on the role of teachers and plan out the weekly schedule for their ideal school.   Each group then presents the schedule they have made to the class.

This activity incorporates group work, active learning, and presentation skills, and is fun as well!