It’s trick or treat season, so why not help your pupils get into the spooky spirit and decorate your classroom? We took to Pinterest to find the best Halloween decorations out there, which you can easily recreate in your class (or even at home). Top marks if your students lend a helping hand.
1. Get shelves and desks slimy – Simple and effective, this low-cost decoration is perfect for adding a little gore and horror to your classroom this Halloween, either on bookshelf edges or on the sides of school desks. Either opt for the lime green goo, or switch to a blood red to really up the ante. All you need is coloured card and some tape.
2. Create a book cauldron – Encourage the kids to share their favourite Halloween-themed stories with a cauldron in the reading corner of your class is perfect for book swaps. Just find a big plastic pot shaped like a cauldron (you can get them in most shops at this time of year) and a little paint to write on it and the kids will do the rest.
3. Float some candles – Got a classroom full of Harry Potter fans? Take inspiration from the Great Hall with these floating candles, which you can hang from the ceiling above the children’s school desks. All you need are toilet paper rolls and battery-operated tea lights.
4. Creepy Crawley pen pots – Whether you fill them with pens and pencils or a treat or two, these tin can pots will look great on the school desks. All you need is a coat of black paint, some fun googly eyes, and eight pipe cleaners for each spider.
So there you have it – five easy but creative ways to get your class into the Halloween spirit. And better still, once made most of them can be reused year after year, making next Halloween even easier.
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