Family Activity Uses Halloween Memories to Improve Learning SkillsNovember 1st, 2013
A Family Activity That Keeps Your Halloween Memories and Improves Learning Skills and Writing Skills
If your Halloween was anything like ours, your whole family had a GREAT time, and you have a lot of wonderful memories. One thing to do can to save those recent memories is to capture them in a paragraph.
Learning Skills: How to Write a Paragraph Easily
Use the structure of step-by-step instructions to help your kids learn to write a paragraph. You can think in terms of a hamburger or sandwhich. The top of the bun is the main idea…what the paragraph is about. The ingredients (hamburger, lettuce, tomato, & cheese), are the details, and the bottom of the bun restates the topic or concludes the paragraph.
An easy way to capture your family activity is to write one paragraph about your Halloween experience (costumes, Trick or Treating, the Halloween party, etc.). You might even include photos you’ve taken and compile it into a family scrapbook.
* Think about what your favorite part of Halloween was.
* Or, what was the funniest or scariest costume you saw on Halloween?
1. Start your topic sentence by writing, ‘My favorite part of Halloween was…’ or, ‘The best thing I did on Halloween was…’ or, ‘The funniest costume I saw on Halloween was…’ or ‘The scariest costume I saw on Halloween was ….’
2. Go into some specific ideas about that specific instance.
3. Finally, wrap it up with: ‘That’s why my favorite part of Halloween was ________,’ or, ‘That’s why _____________ was the funniest costume I saw on Halloween.’
More Family Activity and Writing Activity Tips
For other easy writing tips, use the The Writing Pack. There are graphic organizers fill-in-the-blank forms make writing so easy, a Writer’s Easy Reference Guide and a game, The Sentence Zone that improves sentence writing too!
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.