Halloween Howl School Gym Program
Organization Sponsor: École Taché School
4 classes came to the gym at once. I had 12 Halloween themed physical activity stations. The 4 classes were divided into 12 groups. Each group rotated to each of the 12 stations every five minutes for 1 hour of activity time. My grade 6 students acted as station leaders.
In terms of equipment, I used equipment from my storage room (balls, cones, scooters, mats, etc.) I used some specialized Halloween equipment (pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts, special lighting,) and had decorated all 4 gym walls with ghosts, witches, cauldrons, bats, etc. I played scary music while the kids participated at the stations. I used my gym as my main activity area. I had three groups of students (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) As previously stated my grade 6 students were leaders. The activity was spread out through one day; two sessions were held in the morning and one session in the afternoon. The late afternoon sessions was designated as a clean-up session.
Ecole Tache School
Support from staff and the school administration
This program has not only added to the ambiance of Halloween, but has increased the activity level of the students in a fun way, teaching them the importance of activity while have a good time.
Evaluations are based on feedback from the participants, which has always been positive.
It involved the whole school and was easily integrated with the Halloween theme.
Inspiring kids who didn't want to be physically active.
The program has been running for 8-10 years, however we only run it every second year. I believe we have run it 4-5 times.