Ten hair-raising Halloween adjectives to use in your class

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The spookiest time of the year is upon us again, so we thought we’d look at some scary adjectives commonly associated with Halloween. Here are ten of our favourite Halloween words for you to use in your classroom.

spooky

strange and frightening, but not TOO frightening!

‘It’s really dark and spooky outside!’

scary

frightening

‘Cover the baby’s eyes! That scary Halloween ad is on again.’

creepy

scary in an unsettling way

‘Sarah’s dressing up as a creepy old witch.’

freaky

very unusual and strange

‘Check out my freaky zombie mask!’’

eerie

strange and mysterious

‘An eerie silence filled the haunted mansion.’

silly

not showing much thought or judgment

‘Dad just looks silly in his dalek costume.’

gory

bloody and macabre

‘I’m not a big fan of gory horror films.’

ghoulish

scary and weird in a ghostly way

‘Every year, Grandad makes ghoulish noises when the trick-or-treaters knock at the door.’

grim

sinister and unpleasant

‘That was a really grim story!’

gruesome

horrible and bloody

‘At Halloween, they like to make their front garden look like a gruesome graveyard scene.’

Now download the Halloween word search and see if your students can spot seventeen more Halloween-related words. You could even ask them to come up with some creepy example sentences of their own!

Halloween word search PDF

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