The Halloween season is upon us! This can be such a fun and exciting time for students. There is so much to look forward to when it comes to spooky season..dressing up, parties, and lots of candy! One of the ways I love to teach during the holidays and changing seasons is by using books. This provides a fun, engaging way to get students learning, especially when you add activities to the mix! Always a class favorite is the book Room on the Broom. Keep reading to find out how I use the Room on the Broom activities to help my students work on a variety of skills.
Room on the Broom is a fun and enchanting book that teaches all about helping others, making new friends, and what you can find in return by doing so. It is a rhyming book that is easy to read and listen to. The witch and her cat are happily flying on her broom when the wind blows away several of her items. Luckily, 3 helpful animal friends catch them for the witch and all they want in return is a ride on her broom! She makes sure there is room for all her new friends. At the end of the book, when the witch finds herself in trouble, her new friends come to the rescue! I have some hands-on, engaging activities to go along with this Halloween book that is sure to impress and delight students! I hope you love them as much as we do!
Room on the Broom Vocabulary Activity
One important part of understanding a story is knowing the words that are being used. I love a good vocabulary activity and this one is loved by students too! This interactive vocabulary anchor chart is a cut-and-paste activity that will keep little hands busy and working.
There are various vocabulary words from the book, such as magnificent, cauldron, and broomstick. Students will paste the words in one column and then match them with their correct definition and an example from the book. This helps students learn and understand new words from the book!
We follow up this vocabulary activity with an individual vocabulary task. Students will create their own vocabulary flash cards. On each card students will write the definition and/or draw a picture to represent the vocabulary word. It’s a great way to help them remember all these new words.
Not only do these vocabulary activities help students better understand the story, but they new words are often later seen in student’s writing and heard as students talk about the book.
Room on the Broom Tri-Fold
As with any book study, reading comprehension is a main goal. Once students have learned the meaning of the vocabulary words, we read the story again. As much as they loved the story the first time, they love it even more with their deeper understanding. Helping student practice key reading comprehension skills is so much fun with this interactive tri-fold activity!
Students will love creating their very own brochure while learning and answering questions from the story. This is a great way to teach some reading comprehension strategies or to use as an informal assessment to see how students are doing with their understanding.
Not only will they answer questions, but they will also get to draw their own pictures. Each brochure will be unique to the students. It is a great project to take home and share with their families! This activity creates fun, excitement and helps with learning new concepts and comprehension..can’t beat that!
Character Traits of the Witch
As we dig into understanding the story, we can’t help but spend some time on the main character. While witches are often scary, spooky and tricky we learn that none of those words describe our character. Teaching students about character traits is fun when connected to a book they are reading. Learning about the character traits of the main characters is important for comprehension and learning key concepts in the book.
I love this character trait activity because it allows students to dive deeper into the witch’s character. It is also super fun and interactive! They get to color in and create their very own witch, then list off some of her traits from the book.
When you dig deeper into the characters in the book, you will begin to understand more about the events that take place! Have students tell you some of the characteristics they think the witch has and why. Everyone will love this activity!
Fun, Witchy Craft!
Part of reading comprehension is digging into what we can learn from the story. Finding this theme often leads to great discussions on kindness and helping others. After we have discussed this as a class, I like students to take some time to put their thoughts into their own words.
This Room on the Broom writing craft activity guides students to write about why kindness is important. Then they will display their writing with this cute craft. It’s a crowd pleasing activity!
Crafts like this one, really let students’ creativity shine while having so much fun. Each witch will come out looking different and unique. Once all witches are complete, this is a great craft to display on a classroom bulletin board! Proudly show off the students’ hard work and creativity!
Room on the Broom Witch Directed Drawing
Another fun activity to go along with Room on the Broom, is this directed drawing of the main character, the witch! While directed drawings just look like fun, there are so many great skills students work on. Probably the most important skill is following directions. Students also work on hand-eye coordination, shapes and creativity with directed drawings.
This is another activity where students will let their creativity shine. You can complete this activity as a class providing oral instructions and modeling. You can also use the written picture instruction sheet to let students work independently during centers. This is a great activity for young students because it guides them just enough, while also let them create their own unique witch!
Don’t let this drawing activity fool you into thinking there’s not an academic connection. Students love getting to create a character from the book and can talk about all her different characteristics and features while working on this. You can also easily add in a writing prompt that can be completed along with this drawing. This is another great project to showcase on a classroom bulletin board!
More Room on the Broom Activities
These are just a few of the many fun and engaging book activities to go along with the book Room on the Broom. With this bundle, you will also receive many other activities that your students will love. Print and use any and all activities in this bundle, whatever works best for your students and classroom! There are also book activities included in digital format too! With Google and SeeSaw options you are sure to find just the right activities for your students.
Some of the other amazing activities include a 100 chart mystery picture, sight word cards, sequence of events activity, and MORE! You cannot go wrong when you have engaging activities to go along with your read-aloud or book study stories.
Usher in the Halloween season with this fantastic book with fun rhymes and a great message. Students of all ages will love the gorgeous illustrations and storyline. Once you finish the book, dive into these interactive book activities that will keep students engaged and learning! I hope you love them all and have a happy spooky season!
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