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halloween projects for 3rd grade
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Does anyone have any good ideas for Halloween projects for 3rd grade?
I would like to hang something in the hallways, but everything I am finding seems kind of "young".
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Try a pumpkin mosaic
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I've done this with my third graders for the past 4 years. We make a pumpkin mosaic. Use 12 X 18 black construction paper and have students draw a big pumpkin on it with stem, eyes, nose, and mouth. Have students cut strips of orange paper into tiny pieces (I have had a parent helper do this and put into baggies). The students glue the pieces onto the paper leaving black showing. They use pieces of yellow for eyes and green for the stem. Here's a picture of students working on them last year. Let me know if you need more info.

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Halloween project
Old 10-06-2007, 03:30 AM
 
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Our third graders do a symmetry project. They fold orange paper in half and cut out a pumpkin. Then they draw and cut one side to be symmetrical to the other. They also make really cute skeletons out of cotton swabs.
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Cute ideas!
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Thanks for the ideas they are very cute.
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Hi Lynnteach2,

I am new to 3rd grade this year (former 6th grade teacher), so I'm scrambling to find some activities. Thanks for the picture.... if there is more info. to help me on this project, I'd appreciate it. Did you have your kids do a writing piece (narrative, poem, how-to, and/or...math?).

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Trick Or Treat Similies
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I do TRICK OR TREAT SIMILIES. We brainstorm all of the things that we think that are as much fun as Trick or Treating. Then we fill in a sentence starter and illustrate. I try to encourage as many different ideas as possible.

Example:
Halloween is as much fun as...........going to Disney World.
(The kids would draw a picture of themselves in a costume at Disney World.)

I have also done Fall Acrostics. These look nice illustrated and hung in the hallways too.

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Pumpkin Mosaics
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After they did the mosaics they wrote poems. Some kids wrote 2 lines and some wrote more. Something like:
"Orange pumpkin shining in the night
You are scary this Halloween night."

The kids enjoyed it. The mosaics are easy. Just draw the pumpkin with pencil or white crayon. Glue pieces around the edge first--that seemed to help kids(The picture is last year's when my kids were second graders. I looped with them this year.) I had a mother helper cut strips of orange paper into pieces and put into baggies. This was easier for kids then having them cut the pieces--the size was more uniform. Tell them to leave a bit of black showing. I have a pumpkin done to show them and then show them how with another one.The kids wrote their poems. I typed them on computer, glued them on, and laminated them. They were displayed in the library and all K-6 students enjoyed them. Hope this helps.
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