Halloween Books & Spelling Freebie

Like a lot of people I LOVE the fall, but I especially love Halloween. My birthday is the day before (darn, I missed by less than 4 hours), and all my birthday parties had a Halloween theme. So of course I have to join the Halloween Book Linky hosted by First Grade Found Me (link below).

I have tons of Halloween books but these two are my favourites.

The Runaway Pumpkin

This is a rhyming book about a HUGE pumpkin that wreaks havoc on a family farm. The kids love it ’cause they’re always worried (or are they hoping) that one of the animals will get squished πŸ™‚

The Pumpkin Blanket

This is THE most beautiful, tender story about a little girl who grows out of her very special baby blanket. She doesn’t want to give it up but her Dad suggest that each of the quilt squares could be used to protect the pumpkins when the frost comes. This book has a very magical feel to it and I’m sure you’ll love it.


Before I go I have a Halloween freebie to share with you.

My kids love playing sight word tic tac toe to practice their words. Instead of using x’s and o’s they each use a different sight word. Then when they play a new game they each pick a different word to practice.

I’m going to laminate mine so that I don’t waste paper:)

Two Halloween books and a tic tac toe spelling game freebie. Perfect for first grade!

Click on the image to grab the pdf file.

Happy September!


20 thoughts on “Halloween Books & Spelling Freebie”

  1. Thanks so much for linking up, Barb! The Pumpkin Blanket sounds like a very touching story. And I always enjoy the Runaway Pumpkin. Thanks for the cute sight word freebie. My students will enjoy it. I think we'll do it tomorrow. I was looking for something different to break up our routine. Take care!ChrissyFirst Grade Found Me


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