If you’re a fan of using printable books with your students, you’ll love this collection of Halloween printable books. Each of the books are free printables that work well in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms.
The Halloween emergent readers help young children practice a variety of important early literacy skills. And many of the books also encourage other early learning concepts, like fine motor and math skills.
Another bonus of most of these Halloween readers? Almost all of them are very easy to prep. If you have a printer, scissors, and a stapler then you’re good to go.
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Take a peek at the list of books below and then add your favorites to your Halloween activities for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. Of course, you can technically use these readers at any point during the year! Especially if your students love talking about holidays and dressing up in costumes.
Halloween Printable Books
This is a collection of printable books for Halloween. So below you’ll see a few different links. Each of those links leads to an individual post about an individual book. You’re able to access the various printable Halloween books within each of those posts.
Materials for the Halloween Books
As I mentioned earlier, the majority of the books included in this list are very low-prep. So you really don’t need much to get them ready to use with the kids. Here are a few suggested supplies to have on-hand for assembling the books (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
That should be all you really need to get the books assembled and into your students’ hands. Here are a few additional materials you can use with the various Halloween printable books:
- Washable ink pads
- Pumpkin seeds
- Bowtie pasta
- Liquid watercolors
- Witchy fingers
- Plastic spider rings
The witchy fingers and spider rings are great for encouraging children to point at words as they reread the mini books. Let the kids choose one and place it on a finger. Then challenge them to use just that finger to point along as they read. Of course, this process will look different for each child depending on their ages and needs.
Printable Halloween Emergent Readers
Here are some Halloween printable books that your young children are sure to enjoy! The books listed below are all focused on Halloween or items often associated with Halloween (bats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns, etc.). And they’re printable readers the kids can write and draw directly in.
- With the I See Halloween Emergent Reader, kids read about the items often associated with Halloween. It comes with two versions, one of which leaves room for kids to practice writing the word ‘the’.
- Kids use the Bat Emergent Reader to practice their counting skills alongside their reading.
- This simple Halloween Emergent Reader focuses on costumes children see when trick-or-treating.
- Children use their fingerprints to add spiders to the printable Spider Counting Book.
- A favorite Halloween rhyme is in book form with this Five Little Pumpkins Rhyme Booklet.
- Students practice color identification as they practice reading with the Monster Colors Printable Book.
- More counting and reading practice for kids with the not-so-scary Ten Little Monsters Free Printable Book.
- Let the children practice number formation as they read and count in the Halloween Counting Book.
Each of the above books has some repetitive text, high frequency words to practice, and simple corresponding illustrations. Make them with your students and then be sure to keep the books to reread together often!
A Few More Printable Books for Halloween
As I was compiling this list for you, I came across some additional Halloween printable books that were a little different than what I shared above. I still think your kids will enjoy them, but I wanted to add them to a slightly different category.
- Kids get to use those fine motor muscles as they trace and color in the Halloween Tracing and Coloring Book.
- Kids get to color a variety of non-scary monsters in the Silly Monsters Coloring Book.
- The Colorful Monsters Printable Book combines literacy and arts/crafts as children use various materials to make colorful monsters for each colorful room in the monster house. The words that accompany the art are a free printable.
- This Halloween Social Story about Trick-Or-Treating helps children learn about and practice trick-or-treating with real images and helpful text.
- The Mini Halloween Coloring Books has various Halloween-specific images for children to color as they get ready for Halloween.
The printables above are more focused on crafty bookmaking, social stories, and coloring books for Halloween. Kids can still have a blast while learning and playing.
Pumpkin Printable Books
To me, pumpkins deserve their own category. Sometimes they’re considered Halloween symbols, but not always. I tend to keep them as separate entities in my own head. But just in case you want to add some pumpkin readers to your stash of Halloween printable books, I’ve got you covered!
- Your students practice color identification as they explore early reading skills with the I See a Pumpkin Printable Book.
- Use real pumpkin seeds as the kids count and read with the Pumpkin Seed Counting Book.
- The Pumpkin Life Cycle Printable Book helps children to explore the life cycle of a favorite fall plant.
- Children work on letter identification and formation with this I See Letter Pumpkins Emergent Reader.
- And we can’t forget this Parts of a Pumpkin Book that helps kids label each part of a pumpkin as they read.
Which of these Halloween printable books do you think your students will enjoy the most?
More Halloween Printables for Kids
If you loved this collection of Halloween printable books, check out some more printables for October:
- Halloween Tracing Strips
- Don’t Feed the Monster Alphabet Game
- Big Pumpkin Sequencing Activity
- Halloween Addition Game
- Ghost Calendar Numbers
- Printable Halloween Paper Chains
- Monster Shape Mats
Halloween Lesson Plans
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