October is a great month for teaching English and Yoga.
Halloween offers the opportunity to cover many teaching points.
In yoga, the 'Dem Bones song is a fantastic tool for teaching children about the parts of the body and how they're connected.
Halloween themes can also "take shape" in the form of yoga poses such as:
* witch's hat (downward dog)
* witch's broom (chair pose)
* pumpkin (child's pose)
* black cat (cat & cow)
For English teaching, I prepared my elementary school students to give presentations about their costumes at the Halloween party. They built their Trick-or-treat! speeches using the following pattern:
My example: I'm a skeleton. I have bones. I can dance.
A Grim Reaper thus learned to say, "I have a hatchet," while a child considering being a Zombie learned, "I can eat people." Kimetsu-no-yaiba gave us the sentence: "I can breathe mist." A witch learned about prepositions by memorizing the phrase: "I can make candy with magic."
You can see in the pictures below the variety of games, food, activities, and decorations we had at the Halloween party.
A quick run-down of Halloween-inspired party ideas include:
* ghost-shaped rice balls
* pumpkin-shaped finger sandwiches
* Halloween pass-the-parcel (Kids have to practice: What's in the box/bag?)
* Halloween bingo
* Pumpkin decoration
and so on...
I hope this inspires you in future years!