Quick and Easy ESL Halloween Lesson

This is a quick and easy Halloween lesson I did with my students aimed at kids aged between 4 and 10.
The lesson can be adapted for different speaking levels.


All you need is orange paper, a black felt tip marker, some sweets, and a list of conversational questions about Halloween. halloween-treats-1

Draw some cute pumpkins and write a simple Halloween message.halloween-treats-4

Give one to each student at the beginning of the lesson after they say “Trick or Treat”.halloween-treats-5

The kids make their own Halloween message
while chatting about different spooky things.
Depending on their level, ask different questions.

  • Do you celebrate Halloween in your country? What kinds of things do you do?
  • Do you think it is a good idea to celebrate Halloween? Why/why not?
  • Do you like to dress up? Why/why not?
  • What costume will you wear on Halloween?
  • Do you know any ghost stories or monster stories? Tell me more…
  • What is the best Halloween food?
  • Do you like scary stories? Why/why not?
  • Is it a good idea to go trick or treating?
  • Have you carved a jack-o-lantern? Was it easy to do? Why/why not?
  • Do you know any scary stories?
  • What does trick or treat mean?

Here are some of the cards my kids drew.


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