The Best Halloween Read Alouds and STEM Challenges

The Best Halloween Read Alouds and STEM Challenges

Read aloud books are the perfect way to set up a STEM challenge. Connecting STEM to stories helps students relate to the problem in a more meaningful way!

This fall don’t just teach the standards. Engage students in hands-on STEM challenges that integrate reading and writing.

The following are our top 4 Halloween read alouds and STEM challenges!

How to Catch a Monster (Monster Trap STEM Challenge)

1.) How to Catch a Monster

How to Catch a Monster is about a boy who wants to catch the monster in his closet. He tests out many different ideas to try and trap the monster.

After reading the book, challenge your students to design and test their own monster trap.

Creepy Carrots STEM Challenge

2.) Creepy Carrots STEM Challenge

In the book Creepy Carrots, Jasper Rabbit enjoys eating the carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field. He loves carrots and can’t get enough of them…until they start following him.

Challenge your students to build a fence to keep the creepy carrots in the garden.

I Need My Monster STEM Challenge

3.) I Need My Monster STEM Challenge

I Need My Monster is about a boy whose monster goes away on vacation. The boy interviews other monsters but none of them have the right characteristics that his monsters has.

After reading the book, challenge your students to create a monster that has all of the attributes that the boy wants.

Crankenstein STEM Challenge

4.) Crankenstein

In the story, Crankenstein gets very cranky when things don’t go his way. Can your students calm down Crankenstein?

Challenge your students to design a fidget to help calm down Crankenstein.

Are you ready to engage students in hands-on STEM challenges that integrate reading and writing standards?

We have prepared teacher instructions with full lesson plans and student journals to make these activities easy to implement in your classroom! Grab the bundle of Halloween Read Aloud STEM challenges HERE!

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