My students loved my lesson over “The Life and Death of a Pumpkin”. They were totally engaged and loved listening and viewing the clip. I finished the lesson by having my students write letters from the viewpoint a pumpkin. They tried to convince me not to carve them. My students LOVED this activity and shared their writing with the class. I even had one student who went so far as to act out their letter while reading it. It was great fun and a nice English related breather from our typical curriculum.
Another interesting Halloween related activity I had hoped to do but didn’t have time for was creating Zombie characters with the Turned app and then have students respond to a series of prompts. With the Turned App students can take a picture of their face and watch it be “zombiefied” for a lack of a better word. This App is free and fun! Check out the app here. Below you can actually see a screenshot of the App in action.
You can also watch a video by the New York Times about the Turned App. They also mention two other zombie Apps. Check out the video below.
Below are some of the prompts I would have like to explore with my students.
I am definitely will utilize these writings prompts next year as I think they will be a lot of fun for Halloween. Let me know if you end up using the Turned App. What did you think of it? Also, if you use some of these prompts let me know how they go. Comment below!