This haunted house classroom transformation is perfect for 3rd graders to practice third grade math concepts! My class loved the spooky characters in this math activity and it is also a great chance to celebrate the Halloween season in the classroom. It aligns with multiple common core math standards.
HALLOWEEN CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
The first step in this classroom transformation is to arrange your classroom. Dollar Tree has a lot of great decorations around Halloween. I went to the Dollar Tree and was easily able to get spider webs, door decorations, and treat bags for under ten dollars for this Haunted House Classroom Transformation. Also, I played Halloween party music on my Amazon Echo Dot in the background while we played.
I let my class wear their Halloween costumes to school the day of this classroom transformation to make it even more exciting. It’s such a fun day for students if they get to dress the part!
HALLOWEEN CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
The second step is to tell students that they are going into a haunted house today and will meet ten Halloween characters. Students will look for all ten characters. Each time they find a family member, they have to complete the challenge and then bring it to you as the teacher to check! When they find all ten characters and complete all challenges, they win! For example, when a student finishes the Monster Challenge, they get the monster signed on their recording sheet!
Each time a student solves a math challenge and gets it correct, they get to put their hand in a bag and pull out a card. If it says “Treat”, send them to your candy jar! And if it says “Trick”, send them to your “Trick” bags. My treat box had candy, pencils, erasers, and vampire fangs.
If the kids pull out a trick card, they have to stick their hand in one of the trick bags. If they solve the mummy challenge, they have to stick their hand in the mummy bag. And, if they solve the zombie challenge, they have to stick their hand in the zombie bag. The trick bags are filled with things that truly feel like Halloween items! For example, the Monster Toes bag is actually filled with carrots. Students put their hand in the bag and feel it.
HALLOWEEN CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
There is also an additional writing activity in which students can scan the QR codes on each poster placed around the room. It contains fun facts about Halloween!
This classroom transformation covers a variety of skills such as,
-rounding to the nearest 10 within 1000
-rounding to the nearest hundred
-addition and subtraction word problems
-multiplication word problems
-multiply by tens
You can check out this Halloween Classroom Transformation HERE!
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
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