It’s nearly the end of September, which means that Hallowe’en is fast approaching! The annual costume decisions have already started and will doubtlessly include multiple ideas and last-minute changes. As part of my own topical plans, I’ve designed a cute crochet Halloween eyeball as a fun decoration for next month.
The usual topical teaching themes for Hallowe’en include the holiday itself, bats, pumpkins, witches, ghosts and spiders. We have certainly done those to death, in the past. But, I will try to source some fresh twists for next month. In the meantime, I’ve taken another arbitrary ghoulish emblem – bloody eyeballs – as a potential talking point.
Halloween Eyeball Ideas & Resource Round-up
Eyes are a fascinating subject. Sight is one of our most valued senses and causes the most fear of loss – hence the Hallowe’en imagery when scary symbols are sprinkled over as many commercial opportunities as possible. Your local stores will bear me out as they push lurid orange decor, chocolate eyeballs, light-up ghosts and random costumes for people to enjoy instant buyer’s regret.
If you’d like to incorporate eyeballs into your teaching plans or Hallowe’en preparations, here are some great teaching resources, ideas and craftivities.
- Sight and Human Eye Word Search [KS1-3] by Twinkl; word searches are fun for most ages and vocab reinforcement is great for younger students.
- Bird in Cage Thaumatrope by [KS1-3] Twinkl; this is a fun Victorian toy that demonstrates how easy it is to trick your eyes! Great for all ages.
- Parts of the Eye Activity Sheet [KS1] by Twinkl
- Hallowe’en I Spy Activity [KS1-LKS2] by Twinkl; this type of activity is great for including younger students in a composite learning experience.
- A B See Children’s Worksheets [KS1-2] by AOP; animal eye facts and art worksheets.
- Count and Catch Ball Game [KS1-2] by Education.com; use a crochet eyeball or any small ball to reinforce skip counting or times tables.
- Eye Colour Math Challenge Cards [KS2] by Twinkl
- Eye Heroes Educational Workshops [KS2] by Eye Heroes; book a free workshop for your school class, club or homeschool group and help promote eye health awareness.
- Human Eye Activity Sheet [KS3] by Twinkl
Halloween Eyeball Crochet Pattern
If you’d like to craft your own crochet eyeball, please visit my crochet pattern page. You can read the basic instructions for free or you can buy the freemium version as a PDF pattern in my Ravelry store. Think of it as buying me a cup of coffee to says thanks. I live on coffee; caffeine is a mom’s best friend!
Happy Hallowe’en planning! Let me know what you have in store for next month…