I know Halloween is over, but the memories do linger on! Halloween is such a wonderful family holiday. My siblings and I still have fun talking about the fun times we had on Halloween as do my kids and I.

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One way to keep these memories fresh is to create a family activity scrapbook. The first step to this is to brainstorm as a family about everything you did over Halloween. Then we use that information and write a summary paragraph.

Easy Paragraph Writing Improves Learning Skills Try providing your kids a structured writing activity, with step-by-step instructions. Remember a paragraph has three parts: the beginning (main idea – topic sentence), the middle (details), and the end (conclusion or restate the topic).

Family Activity Improves Writing

I want you to write a paragraph about your Halloween experience (a Halloween party you attended, a Haunted House you visited, or Trick or Treating, etc.).

  • What was the scariest Halloween thing you saw: a costume, a scene in the haunted house etc.
  • What was the craziest thing that happened on Halloween?
  • What was the funniest thing that happened on Halloween?

Capture Your Halloween Memories with Family Activity Can Improve Learning Skills!Improving Writing Skills Is Easy: Your Paragraph is Done in 1, 2, 3

1. Start your topic sentence by writing, ‘The craziest thing that happened at Halloween was…’ or, ‘The scariest costume I saw at Halloween was…’ 2. Go into some specific ideas about that specific instance. 3. Finally, wrap it up with ‘That’s why the craziest thing about Halloween was ________,’ or, ‘That’s why _____________ was the    

Capture Your Halloween Memories with Family Activity Can Improve Learning Skills!More Writing Tips and Family Activities

For other easy writing tips, use the Writing Pack. It includes the Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills which is full of graphic organizers – fill-in-the-blank forms make writing so easy! The Writing Pack also includes The Sentence Zone Game and the Writer’s Easy Reference Guide.  

By Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

Capture Your Halloween Memories with Family Activity Can Improve Learning Skills!Bonnie Terry is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and Learning Disability Specialist, with a masters degree in education. She specializes in making learning easy especially for those with dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning challenges. Bonnie enjoys providing fun family activities that incorporate learning too.