For example, once you get back from trick-or-treating with a bucket full of loot, you can use the candy for math lessons. For younger kids, Surf Net Parents has some sorting and estimating activities, while older students can learn about calorie content and graphing with these exercises from Education.com.
If it's science lessons you're looking for, check out these awesome candy experiments--you can use your Halloween spoils to learn about density, pH, and more! Red, White & Grew also has some anatomy activities that go perfectly with all the spooky skeletons and fake blood on October 31.
What better way to study literature on Halloween than to read Washington Irving's classic short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"? This Red, White & Grew post links to the original version, a children's adaptation, and Disney's take on it (something for all ages!), while Connect the Thoughts has a Washington Irving literary guide on sale for the Halloween season.
The holiday also offers a great opportunity to learn about other cultures. This infographic details spooky superstitions from around the world, while this Soul Travelers 3 post discusses Halloween celebrations in different countries. And of course, the day after Halloween is DÃa de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which you can learn more about here.
And a good old-fashioned Halloween lapbook ties it all together.
How do you plan to homeschool this Halloween? What are your favorite homeschooling ideas from Halloweens past? Let us know in the comments!