Each month in my special education self-contained classroom I loved to come up with fresh, new, hands on crafts to meet student goals. These October crafts focus on both October and Halloween themes and the spooky crafts might be some of my favorite crafts yet!
Using crafts in the special education classroom is SO rewarding but can also have many challenges. Making sure each craft is differentiated, meeting student goals, and prepped for student success (and less frustration) is absolutely vital to be successful. I used to spend many hours searching blogs and Pinterest for the perfect craft for each holiday, and then spend MORE hours adapting that craft, prepping an example, and creating visual directions so we could also work on student goals. I asked some other special education teachers and they were feeling the same exact way, and that is how Simple Crafts came to be.
The best part about Simple Visual Crafts is the real picture step by step directions and symbol visual support lists. These two things make this resource like no other and SO easy to prep for special education classrooms.
A PEEK AT THE 4 CRAFTS FOR OCTOBER!
Each month I have curated the perfect 4 visual crafts, visual example photos, real photos for each step, and symbol material lists in order to make craft time more efficient for teachers and more independent for students.
Below you will find the visual crafts for OCTOBER (Halloween themed included)!
Pumpkin Sun Catcher
We love a craft with simple reusable supplies that leaves a big impact! These look so beautiful hung on windows of a classroom! This craft pairs well with the book, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever. (affiliate link)
Cotton Ball Ghost
Cotton balls are fun to work with! This ghost craft pairs well with the book, Ten Timid Ghosts. (affiliate link)
My Friendly Monster
I love that this craft allows students to choose the colors and shapes of the parts of the monster! This craft pairs well with The Color Monster (affiliate link).
Paper Plate Spider
If you have ever done any of my crafts- you know we LOVE to use paper plates. This craft pairs great with the book, The Very Busy Spider (affiliate link)!
ABOUT SIMPLE VISUAL CRAFTS:
Simple Visual Crafts keep students engaged with hands-on learning while working on following directions, fine motor skills, and independence! Simple Crafts are a great way to allow your students more independence through visual directions.
They also make for great bulletin boards, window hangings, gifts and more!
Want more craft ideas?
Check out all of my visual craft resources here!