Halloween is an excellent theme for exploring new sights, sounds, and vocabulary.
- Play with words through rhymes and songs
- Multisensory experiences (autumn scents, new textures, eerie sounds, creative sights)
- Props to be used year-round (e.g., skeletons for study on the human body, etc.)
- Opportunities for exposure to new games!
For neurodivergent and disabled learners, Halloween can be quite inclusive. There’s something for everyone!
Board games bring family and friends together. The games in this package are designed to be adapted to the child’s needs so everyone can participate in some Halloween fun!
Note: You know the child best. If any part of Halloween may trigger a trauma response in the learner, consider using autumn images and words instead.
Playing the Halloween Trick or Treating game
Players move around the board like they might go around the block on Halloween night. As players land on each square, they explore new vocabulary (also known as “low-frequency” or “fringe words” for AAC users).
Mix and match the game cards to create new versions of the same game.
These games target:
- Reading and writing objectives for emergent readers and writers
- Word recognition
- Letter recognition (uppercase and lowercase)
- Movement objectives (players can walk or use their mobility aids to retrieve cards
- Game boards (provided), printed (and laminated, optional)
- Game cards (provided), printed (and laminated, optional)
- Player tokens (from other game boards or handmade)
- Hook and loop dots (suggested for children requiring more stability with the game board, add dots to each of the board game squares and underneath player tokens)
- Die of the best size for the child (with dots or with numbers)
- The child’s communication methods or devices (including ASL, low- or high-tech AAC, etc.)
Included in the package:
- 4 sets of cards (image cards, word cards, lowercase letter cards, and uppercase letter cards)
- 4 board games plus 2 bonus boards (an image board, a word board, a lowercase letter board, an uppercase letter board, and two boards with predictable sentences)
Download the FREE Trick or Treating game package here!
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