Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning

June 24, 2024

Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning

Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning

This Design a Haunted House Project will keep your students engaged in October! This project based learning is a no prep packet that is available in both print and digital resources.

These Halloween activities consists of a fun facts reading passage for kids to read and highlight main ideas, brainstorm bubble map, design signs, planning graphic organizers, menu, coloring sheets, STEM activities building a 3D model, writing prompts and much more.

This pbl resource is available as a print and digital resource, so that you can project on your smartboard for whole class instruction, then print contents either individually or in booklet form (which the kids love!)

Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning    Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning    Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning

Design a Haunted House Project Based Learning

What’s included:

  • ‘My Halloween House Project’ (cover page)
  • Fun Facts Reading Passage (students read and highlight key information)
  • Recall 4 Fun Facts You Learned!
  • I Can Visualize My Halloween House
  • Design 4 Halloween House Signs
  • Brainstorm Ideas (Bubble Map)
  • Plan a Halloween Dinner Menu for Your Guests
  • Spooky Symmetry Halloween House (draw the other half)
  • Draw a Bird’s Eye View Floor Plan of your Halloween House
  • Get Creative! Create a Halloween Poster
  • Design a Front Cover to a Halloween Book
  • Write a Spooky Ghost Story… (writing prompt)
  • Extra-lined writing template (for differentiation)
  • Venn Diagram: Compare/Contrast Halloween House and Halloween Party
  • 2 Things I Wonder…
  • Postcard Writing: Tell a friend all about your Halloween House Project
  • How will you welcome your house guests?
  • Furniture You Will Need & Costings
  • Materials You Will Need
  • Ingredients Shopping & Pricing
  • How Many Workers Will You Need?
  • Build a 3D Model (using cardboard, blocks or recycled materials)
  • Coloring Page


How to use this resource:

  • Print graphic organizers individually or into booklet form for students to work through at their own pace
  • Assign as a digital project
  • Partner Project
  • Homework
  • Homeschool or Summer School Project

Project-based learning is particularly effective for 2nd to 4th grade elementary students for the following reasons:

  • Active Learning: PBL engages students through hands-on activities that are fun, interactive and purposeful
  • Real World Connection: Projects are based on real-world scenarios, which makes learning relevant and motivating for students.
  • Collaboration: PBL often involves partner or small group work, which in turn, fosters social and communication skills.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Projects require students to think critically and solve problems
  • Critical and Creative Thinking: Open-ended projects encourage creativity, imagination and innovation of ideas.
  • Integrated Learning: PBL integrates key subject areas STEM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) into one project, promoting a deeper understanding of concepts
  • Student-Centered: PBL allows students to learn at their own pace.
  • Differentiation: The one project is differentiated so all students feel included in the set task and then can work at their own individual ability.


Click below for more engaging ‘quiet work’ project based learning resources:

Design a Haunted House Project

Design a Food Truck Project

Design a Lemonade Stand Project

Design a Tree House Project

Design a Restaurant Project

Design a Mini Golf Course Project

Design a Playground Project

Design a Zoo Project


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