5 ESL Classroom Halloween Decor Ideas
October is here and Halloween isnât far away! Whether you teach in your country or abroad, this festival is exciting as it has specific cultural features.
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In this blog post, we share five fun Halloween decor ideas for your ESL classroom. Get inspired, and feel free to encourage your students to help you decorate the classroom!
If you prefer to celebrate in style, you can pick a particular topic to decorate all parts of your classroom.
- Harry Potter
- Edward Scissorhands
- Hocus Pocus
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Sleepy Hollow
Use all time favorites - pumpkins, lanterns, web, and wreaths - as the basis of your decor. You can either DIY them or buy them at a dollar store. Add a black bat, cat, spider, or witch silhouettes.
Mix spooky with humor if you teach younger students. If you work with older groups, you can keep decorations simple and elegant.
Create magical window decor with cut out silhouettes and light garlands. All you need is to cut out haunted houses, ghosts, witches, and cats. Secure these items on the glass with scotch tape.
For ceiling decor, you can make hanging mobiles using balloons, nets, cut-outs, candles, etc.
To make the perfect Halloween atmosphere and a real sense of the holiday, decorate your desk too. Think of it as a magical place where a witch or wizard creates spells.
The most straightforward ideas here could be small pumpkins, old books, melted candles, and spiderwebs.
If there are different learning centers in your classroom, transform them into other Halloween stations.
- Reading Center
- Math Center
- Science Center
It is essential to decorate your ESL/EFL classroom for different holidays, especially for those not present in your studentsâ native countries. With appropriate decorations, youâll enhance your teaching and explain the traditions of English speaking countries even more effectively.
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