Halloween HW Passes

I don't know about you, but the thought of giving my students candy on Halloween is NOT appealing.  Don't get me wrong.  I am all for celebrating and having a good day (I really do love Halloween), but I mean, the day is already filled with so much candy, why do I want to add more??

So something I tend to do with my students is give them homework passes.  I love these little things.  Seriously, they are better than candy for the kids...and they are FREE for me!!  :)  So I just print these babies out, hand them to the students on Halloween day.  They have no homework, and I don't have to go out and buy candy to be in a "festive" mood.

Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know this is a trend for me.  I do the same thing at Valentine's Day.  I find that my kids just love the passes so much...and who am I to deny them that little piece of happiness ;)

Here are some Halloween Homework passes for you.   And, yes I am aware that this is a bit early...but I am TRYING to get ahead of the game in any area I can.  School really has been SO busy this year for me. 

What do you do to celebrate Halloween in your room?


  1. Stephanie...love the saying! I pinned it to my Halloween board and will attach pencils to them for my students. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stephanie, you share my feelings about candy in the classroom. I really do love your blog (I just added your button to my right column). If you would ever like to do a guest post, please let me know...I'd be honored!

    Betsy Weigle

  3. Love them! You made me V-Day passes last year!!! ;) So cute!!!

  4. Thanks!! These are really cute, and that little perk for being a Facebook follower make them even cuter :)

    Shar W

  5. I love this idea - simple cheap and effective.



  6. Love this idea, Steph! I just "followed" you on FB. How funny that we are FB friends and I wasn't following you?? I'm not the best about following pages.

    Thanks for these! Awesome!

    Fun in Room 4B

  7. We were required to do standards based activities for our Halloween activities last year. We had just finished reading "Charlotte's Web", so I put together a Literacy Cafe with several activities: A game (found online) that involved coordinate graphing and featured Charlotte and Wilbur, an activity where students researched the different parts of a spider and labeled a drawing with the various part names, a poetry activity where students found words (like Templeton) and glued them to construction paper to make poems, and the standard spider making out of Ritz Crackers (only I had peanut butter allergies, so I used cream cheese instead to stick the 2 Ritz Crackers together - we used whole wheat crackers. the kids had a great time rotating through the stations.
    J. Tappan

    1. please share pictures and details :)

  8. Hi! thanks so much for this fabulous idea! I also buy the Wendy's frosty coupons and now McDonald's has coupons as well! This will be a nice addition to their goodie bags!! Since our state bans (I know, right?!) candy in classrooms (NJ! of course) I also give pencils and fun erasers! Thanks again for your generosity!! Love ya! Amy :)

  9. Love the passes!

  10. I am so using this, thanks! I'm linked up too, and am your newest follower!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  11. Love the homework passes! Thanks so much for creating them!

  12. Thanks, just downloaded your passes! Great "treat"!


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