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!
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!
A good way to introduce prepositions is to use a ball and a basket, and let students get comfortable with spatial relationships. A quick game using the ball and basket in concert with the flashcards involves one student choosing a flashcard and shouting out the preposition, while another student places the ball in the described position in relation to the basket.
Another fun way to review prepositions is to ask students “Where are you?” and have them use the target vocab to explain where they are sitting in relation to other students or things in the classroom. For example, “I am in front of Jenny” or “I am next to the window”.
The preposition worksheet is pretty straightforward. Students make several sentences describing the location of some objects in the illustration, then make three questions using “Where is the … ” to ask other students as a communication activity.