dia de los muertos

Free Spanish Halloween Puzzle

La Noche de Brujas

If you are teaching about El Día de los Muertos in Spanish class this year, you know it's a great opportunity to point out the differences between this famous Mexican holiday and Halloween. Before you delve deep into the wonderful intricacies of the Day of the Dead, it's helpful to have a little fun with some Halloween vocabulary so students can compare and contrast later the holidays later. Crosswords and puzzles are fun ways for students to learn some essential vocabulary. 

Click the image above to download our FREE spooky crossword for Halloween.   While you are at it, don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to sign up and hear about our free resources!

If you are teaching elementary Spanish or work in a bilingual classroom with young learners, you may also like our free simple version of the crossword below. This version has a shortened list and more pictures. Try it our free!

Looking for Day of the Dead material instead? Click here to read our previous post about this iconic Mexican holiday!

Great Short Films for Spanish Class Spookiness!

La Leyenda del Espantapájaros

Teaching with movies is still one of the best ways to engage students in the language classroom. When you find a good Spanish language short film that includes cultural pieces you can tie back in with current festivals, you got a winner. This short movie from Spain is one of the best you can find on YouTube for the Halloween season. Although Halloween is not really celebrated in Spain, this movie gives you the eerie Halloween feeling and an opportunity to tie in some Spanish culture to your lesson plans. For example, the Spanish PowerPoint that goes along with the resources below includes pictures of the famous Don Quijote windmills of Castilla La Mancha in Spain, typical Spanish villages, and essential vocabulary. Click the image below to download our full lesson plans that include crosswords, word searches and visual presentations that make teaching this film a breeze!  These Spanish worksheets in pdf form and in PowerPoint are easily adjustable, match well with free Quizlet and Kahoot resources, and make perfect lesson plans for Spanish 1 to AP Spanish.