This is an activity to work on expanding phrases and sentences by using adjectives to describe Halloween vocabulary. This can be done with both small and large groups and also works in individual therapy.
I drew several Halloween pictures shown to the left. I showed the children each pictures one at a time. I said “This is a ______.” For example, “This is a witch.” Have the children repeat the sentence after you all together. Then I said something like, “Let’s make is better.” I gave the children a choice to help them pick an adjective to describe the picture. For example, “Is she a nice witch or a nasty witch?” “Is it a sad jack o’lantern or a happy jack o’lantern?” Once the children chose the correct adjective, we said the longer sentence all together, “This is a nasty witch.” “This is a happy jack o’lantern.” etc. Last I glued the picture onto the poster paper and wrote the sentence underneath the picture. The picture can be hung in the classroom or your therapy room.
Some of the more advanced children were able to add two adjectives.
Here are the descriptions I have used in the past:
Spooky floating ghost
Mean nasty witch
Full yellow moon
Excited trick or treaters
Creaky haunted house
Happy jack o lantern
Glowing jack o lantern