Even though our school doesn't go all out for Halloween - we celebrate Black & Orange day instead - I always spend time on Halloween safety with my students. I want to ensure that all of them are back in the classroom the next day!
I cover these main points with my students: visibility, street safety, stranger danger, candy awareness and the importance of staying with a group. All of these safety tips are covered in the resources below:
Kids love stories. They love being read to. There are some great books available to review Halloween safety tips. Here are just a few I've found:
|Scaredy Squirrel Prepares For Halloween by Melanie Watt|
|The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing|
|Don't Go Bump in the Night! by RH Disney|
There are several videos on YouTube that are fun to use if you have a SMART Board or projector in your classroom! (I am not responsible for these links should they become broken!)
Halloween Safety Tips from Joy Berry's "Taking the Scary Out of Halloween":
Halloween Safety Tips:
And our favorite... Scaredy Squirrel's Halloween Safety Tips (the perfect companion to the book!):
One of the things we always do on the last school day before Halloween is a hands-on matching activity with some of the Halloween dangers vs safe choices. This activity ALWAYS lends itself to a fabulous discussion as there are several tips in it that the kids have never really thought of.
You can grab a copy of this FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
You might also be interested in this safety booklet to read and color with your students:
If these resources don't do the trick, you can find a ton more on Pinterest and I have just the board to get you started!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Halloween! I hope you'll stop by my blog, Mrs. Beattie's Classroom, for some trick or treating beginning October 17th... I can guarantee the treats will be awesome!!
Haunted house title images from Prettygrafik Design.