ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box

    ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box

    ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box is a classic Halloween game that can be used to engage young learners on the theme of Halloween. Watch the video to see how to prepare this activity and below the video, you will find some suggestions of what you can put inside the box.


    Some ideas of what you can include in the box:

    Brains: Cooked Spaghetti (after cooking drain it, pour it in a bowl then refrigerate it so it will stick together), Boiled cauliflower head, cold oatmeal

    Dead Hand: Rubber glove filled with flour

    Dead Skin: Banana peel, smashed up boiled egg whites

    Ears (witches, werewolf): Dried apricots

    Eyeballs: Peeled grapes, olives

    Fingers: Microwaved hotdogs cut in half, small whole pickles, thin carrots

    Fingernails: Almonds, sunflower seed shells, pumpkin seeds

    Guts: Canned spinach

    Heart: Peeled can tomato

    Nose: mushrooms

    Skeleton Pieces: Cleaned chicken bones

    Teeth (dead man’s, witches): unpopped popcorn, uncooked elbow macaroni

    Witch Hair: Corn husks, steel wool

    Worms: Cooked spaghetti with a little oil

    Spiders: Pipe cleaners twisted together in the shape of a spider

    More Halloween Activities
    Check out our other Halloween activities for young learners, teens and adults!

    Trick or Treat – is a fun activity for young learners where they draw cards and get treats or tricks!

    Halloween Spot the Difference – Find all the differences in this interactive online game.

    Halloween Guess Who – in this activity, young learners act like monsters helping them consolidate new monster vocabulary.

    Zombie Apocalypse – is a fun speaking activity for teens where they discuss how they would survive the zombie apocalypse.

    Halloween Family Fortunes – Ideal for teens and adults and even young learners to practice Halloween vocabulary.

    Halloween Idioms – Ideal for teens and adults.

    Halloween True or False Quiz – This activity is perfect for teens and adults (lower-intermediate +)

    Interactive Halloween Memory Match (Young Learners) – Match the Halloween words and practice vocabulary with your young learners.

    Halloween Colouring Book – Get your students colouring with this fun interactive colouring book.

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