Halloween Teaching Tip for the ESL Classroom

Halloween Teaching Tip for the ESL Classroom

by Denise Mussman

On Halloween in St. Louis and other parts of the Midwest, kids have to tell a joke to get candy when they go trick or treating. I compiled grade school jokes my students could understand and had them go trick or treating. Our administrative building has candy in the offices on Halloween, so my students went and told jokes. Of course we had to practice rhythm and pronunciation first. It was loads of fun for them to interact with the admin people who gave them candy.

Here are a few jokes that students can practice in preparation for trick or treating.

What do you call a fish with no eye?

What is spaghetti’s favorite sport?
Meat ball

What do you get when you cross a computer with a mosquito?
Lots of bytes!

Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8(ate) 9.

What is a cow’s favorite class?
Moo sic

What does a pig use to take notes?
A pig pen

Why doesn’t Dracula the vampire have any friends?
Because he is a pain in the neck.

What does a ghost eat for breakfast?

Which musical instrument can you use to catch fish?
A clarinet

Why did the math test go see the school counselor?
Because he had a lot of problems

Why are graveyards so noisy?
Because of all the coffin

What is a witch’s favorite subject?

Why did the corn go to the school nurse?
He had an EARACHE!

Why did the apple go to the school nurse?
Because it felt ROTTEN!

Why are calculators so reliable?
Because you can COUNT on them!

What does Tweety Bird say on Halloween?
Twick or Tweet

Where do ghosts water ski?
On Lake Erie

Where do mummies go for a swim?
To the Dead Sea

What’s the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter?
Pumpkin Pi

Where do ghosts buy their food?
At the ghost-ery store

Where do ghosts mail their letters?
At the ghost office

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