The month of October can be draining, and then to end the month with a big party can just be overwhelming! Luckily, there’s this wonderful thing called the internet that helps us find premade ideas to make life easier!
The art projects below include everything you need to have a little fun, engage students, while still meeting standards.
Reading, Writing, and ART!
This project includes an article about poetry, as well as a trifold brochure for students to research a bit more about poetry. Students then use the information learned to write their own poem about a MONSTER. Kids can choose from a Haiku, acrostic poem, or a rhyming poem. Kids then create a monster drawing, which is guided and includes all directions for you.
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Here is another resource that is reading, writing and research-based and also ends with an engaging art project. This project is all about pumpkins! There is an article included about pumpkins, a research brochure which includes links to online resources and a vocabulary activity, as well as full directions on how to create this mosaic pumpkin.
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Spooky Writing Project
This narrative writing project asks students to write about the first time they met the monster that lived in his/her bedroom at 17 Murray Lane (a fictitious address). Students go through the entire writing process, from gathering ideas and brainstorming, to writing the rough copy, and finally the publishing step. They then can create monster writing toppers to make an awesome hallway or bulletin board display.
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I hope these ideas help make your October more manageable and engaging for students! If you do these projects, share pictures with me on social media!! 🙂