These no-prep printables are perfect for the month of October! Add these Halloween fill in the blanks worksheets to your upcoming grammar and literacy lessons.
The Halloween season is a great time to add some holiday-themed activities to your homeschool lessons.
Literacy games and fill in the blanks worksheets are a fun way to incorporate holiday themes while also reinforcing basic literacy skills.
Here are some tips for using Halloween fill in the blanks worksheets with your homeschooler.
Halloween activities are a great way to teach important skills like reading, writing, and math during the month of October. And they’re also a lot of fun!
Your child can practice reading, writing, and context clues with these Halloween-themed printables.
Halloween Fill in the Blanks Worksheets
These reading worksheets are geared toward kids in first and second grades. If you have a kindergartener who is ready for a challenge or a third grade who needs a little extra practice, they can use these worksheets, as well.
To prepare the worksheets for use, just print them out and present them to your child. If, however, you’d like to make these worksheets reusable, you can laminate them. Then, children can use a dry erase marker to complete the page and wipe it clean when they’re done.
Before beginning the worksheet, take some time to review the vocabulary words that will be used. This will help ensure that your child understands the words and can use them correctly in the context of the sentences.
Have your child identify all five images at the top of the page. Have them notice the word under each one.
As you work through the worksheet together, encourage your child to read the sentences aloud. This will help solidify the grammar rules that are being reinforced by the exercise and will also serve as practice for reading aloud fluency.
If your child has difficulty reading a particular sentence, try breaking it down into smaller chunks and having them read it one word at a time.
Now, choose the word that will finish the sentence. Instruct them to be careful to spell the word correctly using the word/picture bank at the top of the page.
Halloween Reading Worksheets
There are so many important skills that can be taught with these Halloween worksheets. In addition to strengthening reading skills, your kids will work on:
• Sentence Structure: Point out that each sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.
• Context Clues: Children will need to rely on context clues in order to complete each sentence.
• Visual Tracking: It can be challenging for some children to look at a word in the bank and transfer it to the line in the sentence. Worksheets like these help them master that skill.
More Ways to Use This Printable
Once your child has completed the page, there are so many more fun things they can do with it. Here are a few of my faves:
• Coloring: If your kids enjoy coloring, have them color the pictures at the top of the page.
• ABC Order: Kids can write the words from the word bank in ABC order on the back of the page.
• Story Starter: Kids can choose one of the sentences to use as a story starter. Have them write a story on the back of the page.
BOOKS ABOUT HALLOWEEN
It’s never too early to start getting into the Halloween spirit! Check out this list of great Halloween books for first graders.
From spooky stories to playful poems, these books will have your little ones giggling with glee.
You should be able to find these books at your local library. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan – When Splat goes to the pumpkin patch with Seymour, he’s determined to find the biggest pumpkin ever. But when he finally does, Splat finds out the real challenge isn’t the pumpkin picking—it’s how to get the pumpkin home!
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete – Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door.
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween – Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?
I love to incorporate movies and videos into our unit studies whenever possible. They’re perfect for sick days or rainy days. Here are a few ideas for kids:
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!
More Halloween Printables
- Kindergarten Halloween Printables
- Halloween Pictures to Color
- Halloween Color by Code
- Halloween Decoding Worksheets
- Halloween Grammar Worksheets
Halloween fill in the blanks worksheets are a fun and easy way to add some holiday-themed learning into your homeschool lessons.
By taking some time to review the vocabulary beforehand and discuss the sentences after completing the exercise, you can help reinforce basic literacy skills while also expanding your child’s understanding of how words can be used for different effects in writing.