Halloween will be here before you know it, and Eric Curts (Control Alt Achieve) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning) have created two wonderful activities for your students to enjoy using Google Slides and Google Draw.
The first, from Eric Curts, is a Build a Jack-0-Lantern Google Slides
activity. Students are given a blank pumpkin and several slides with eyes, noses, mouths and other accessories that they can use to build their Jack-o-Lantern. Once built, they have a space on the slide where they can write all about their creation. This can easily be pushed out to individual students through Google Classroom. Once all of the creations
are complete, teachers can create a NEW presentation and import only the finished slide with the writing to compile each student’s creation into one presentation, which can then be published for all to view.
Here’s the link to the Google Slides presentation. After you open it, make a copy for yourself to edit / distribute to your students.
This next activity, from Kasey Bell, is a Halloween Magnetic Poetry activity featuring Google Draw. She has already pre-filled the template with 100 words, so you may want to adapt for your grade level before use. Her word “magnets” are images, so you can’t edit them, but you can delete them. You can create some of your own words by creating a text box and filling with a white background or right-click on the name box and copy it to use. Your own words won’t have the drop shadow that hers do, but creating your own will give you more flexibility.
Click here for her template. In order to see the words that are layered on top of each other, you will need to make a copy of it first.