The Okosimaan-Giizhigad Kit has been created to help language learners engage with modern understandings of Halloween.
Use this list of vocabulary words to guide your language learning around Halloween. The vocabulary has been separated by nouns and verb types to help new learners grasp grammar concepts as well.
Use this activity in your learning space in conjunction with all of your new Halloween vocabulary. This activity is great for an immersion experience and building fine motor skills while using language.
This fun activity has Anishinaabemowin prompts for learners that encourage them to explore what they are afraid of during the Halloween season. This printable is a great tool for instructors to reference in conjunction with the Giishpin Waabamaag… activity sheet.
Print copies for your learners and use the Wegonen Gwetaman? Activity to guide them through exploring their Halloween fears using their fine motor skills while drawing.
This sequencing activity allows instructors to guide learners through the steps of creating a carved pumpkin. Print copies for your learners, have them cut and paste the steps into order, and then narrate their steps in Anishinaabemowin.
Print a copy for each learner and they can use their rationalization skills and knowledge of patterns to decide which Halloween character should come next in the sequence.
These Halloween themed emotion cards help learners recognize emotional cues. Each card has Anishinaabemowin prompts on the back to help the instructor with teaching. Print and laminate for continual use in your learning space.
After reviewing emotions with your learners, have them create a new face for this Okosimaan! Ask them to describe their drawing in Anishinaabemowin and discuss why their Okosimaan might be feeling a certain way.
Use these dice inserts in your fillable dice, or use them as small flashcards, and ask learners to roll (or choose) a character. Each Halloween character has a corresponding action that encourages the learner’s imagination and/or use of gross motor skills.
Print and share these tracing and colouring pages with your learners to encourage their fine motor skills, and use the prompts on each page to discuss the Halloween characters.