I’m not a great fan of “festivals” teaching in general, but this year my timetable has more young learner classes than usual and halloween is almost upon us, so here’s what I managed to find to help you cook up some devilish lessons for your learners…
ESL-Galaxy has it’s usual great selection of flashcards, crosswords, wordsearches here: http://www.esl-galaxy.com/holiday.html.
Weird and wacky fun (usually involving carved pumpkins) pictures can be found here: http://www.funnyhalloweenpictures.com/ – though it should be stressed not all the pictures are classroom safe – teachers will need to select carefully beforehand!
Bogglesworld has absolutely masses of halloween related stuff here http://bogglesworldesl.com/halloween_worksheets.htm – almost too much to go through! But I think the one I’ll be using from here is the “Are you a werewolf, witch or vampire?”
LearnEnglishKids from the British Council has some great resources, including fun computer games, quizzes, short stories and a story maker http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/halloween.
Katie, posting on teflogue.com has a scary urban legends reading race that might be suitable for higher / older levels.
People who are already registered with TES will know they have a huge range of halloween related resources – people who aren’t might want to register! Remember though, that not everything is designed with EFL in mind.
Finally, Sean Banville has a Breaking News English lesson plan on the news that the world population is set to hit seven billion on halloween: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1110/111025-world_population.html – which also links back to my post of the other day: Global Population – 7 billion people and you.