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.
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?
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
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
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.