Activity Overview

Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated in a bunch of different ways! Everyone has their own traditions, from parties to carving pumpkins. Have students explore the different ways to celebrate halloween! In this activity, students will create a grid or a spider map to illustrate some of the celebrations.

  • Halloween foods and candy
  • Buying pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and other fall harvest items
  • Carving Jack-o-lanterns
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Praying for the dead
  • Parades (esp. Greenwich Village Halloween Parade)
  • Fortune telling/divination games
  • Making Halloween crafts

You can also use this activity for more historical and/or religious aspects, discussing All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain, and different practices throughout history. Students will enjoy learning about how the holiday has changed over time and how different culture have influenced the ways we do or don't celebrate it now!

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard illustrating different ways to celebrate Halloween.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Creat illustrations for at least 5 ways to celebrate Halloween.
  3. Use the title boxes to label each way, and if you want, write a short description below the illustration.
  4. Click "Save & Exit" when done.

Lesson Plan Reference


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Holiday Storyboard Activity
Create a holiday storyboard!
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Images show creativity and care.
Scenes, characters, and items are appropriate for this purpose.
Images are confusing or do not make sense for this purpose.
Evidence of Effort
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas may be disorganized or misplaced. Lack of control over grammar, mechanics, and spelling reflect a lack of proofreading.

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