Fall is such a wonderful time of the year- especially in the classroom. It’s right after we start the new year and our students are focused and excited. I love bringing the elements of the fall season into our day to day activities and lessons. With all of the colors and activities available, there are so many ways to use fall themes in your lesson plans.
One of my favorite ways to do that is to look for books with fall or Halloween themes. Finding a good book to read to your class and then doing a corresponding activity is a great way to explore the story more in depth with your students and make a text to self connection. Text to self connections teach your students valuable skills they will need in school and in life. Your students will learn to make the connection between what they are reading and themselves and explore empathy.
My Where’s My Mummy Craft is a fantastic option if you are looking for a Halloween themed activity that is both engaging and fun.
Included in this activity you will get:
- Mummy craft printable
- Text to self connection printable
- “I Want My Mummy” bulletin board display
Start by reading the book “Where’s My Mummy” by Carolyn Crimi to your class. Have your students use the Mummy Craft printable to glue on toilet paper and googly eyes to make their own adorable little mummy.
This activity focuses on making a text to self connection. Here are questions you can ask your students to get the conversation going:
- How do you think the mummy felt in the story?
- How would you feel if you couldn’t find your parent?
- How would you feel when you did find them?
A huge bonus when you do this craft is that it makes great Halloween classroom decor!
Want more fun Halloween activities for your class? Check out my Halloween Bats Escape Room here!