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ESL Halloween Game: What’s In The Box

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 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 +)

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