The Day After Halloween

I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the only days more challenging than Halloween is the day AFTER Halloween.  There is nothing quite like a room full of children who’ve eaten nothing but candy over the past 24 hours.  I’ve heard many teachers say that November 1st should be a school holiday, and I think that sounds like a great idea!  However, I don’t see that happening, so I’ve tried to find ways to go with it rather than fight for my students’ attention all day.  I’ve combined a few of the activities I like to do with my students for a new product on TpT that you can check out here if you’re interested.

I like to use the Nutrition Facts math lesson to show students exactly what they are putting into their bodies with this math activity.

I also do a little scientific observations and descriptive writing using the candy they got trick-or-treating.

I’ll also have my students graph their candy, and even though it’s not technically time to introduce the concept, I’m going to do a supply and demand lesson on Halloween items by comparing the prices of Halloween goods before and after Halloween.

Hopefully this will make the transition of going back to a regular school day a little easier for the students and for me!

For more ideas, check out this linky party!



  1. says

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. :-) I love followers too! 😉 I too agree with you about the day following Halloween! There is a local dentist in our town that pays kids to buy back their candy and then the dentists office ships the candy to troops overseas. It's a pretty cool incentive for kids!

  2. says

    Hello all! I am a student teacher doing a stage in a kindergarten classroom, and one of my assignments is to actually create a lesson based on the "Day After Halloween". I was wondering if anyone could share ways that these ideas could be more age appropriate?

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