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Ten Activities to Celebrate National Frankenstein Day

On October 29, as people get ready for one of the spookiest days of the year, teachers can bring Frankenstein into the mix as the country celebrates National Frankenstein Day. 

Whether it is Mary Shelley's, Frankenstein, or the beloved green figure of the Halloween season, teachers can bring lesson plans, activities, crafts, recipes, books, videos, and more to celebrate the national holiday. 

EducationWorld has curated a list of ten activities for teachers that are Frankenstein-themed.

  1. Popsicle Stick Frankenstein: This craft will be a fun and easy-to-make activity for students to make their own Frankenstein. With popsicle sticks, black and green paint, glue, sharpie, and white paper, students can make their own personalized "monster."
  2. Frankenstein Worksheet: With this printable provided by, younger students can color and label the parts of the body. 
  3. Tin Can Frankenstein: With this fun craft, students can make their own Frankenstein out of felt, glue, and more to use as a pencil holder for the Halloween season. Teachers should make sure students are careful around sharp edges, and can use sandpaper to sand them down. 
  4. Green Marshmallow Treat Monsters: To avoid ovens, teachers can make the Rice Crispies at home and bring the green treat to class for them to mold. With candy eyes, pretzel sticks, melting chips, and more, students can create their own miniature, delicious Frankenstein bites. 
  5. The Frankenstein Story: Have students watch this cartoon-version of Frankenstein's story provided by CartoonStock: 

  1. Frankenstein Worksheet: By working in teams, students can work together to draw the parts of a human head, and each student can draw one part of the head while the others look away. At the end of the activity, students can see what their person looks like. 
  2. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex: Amazon says,"Being a monster isn't all frightening villagers and sucking blood. Monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein's cupboard is bare, Wolfman is in need of some household help, and it's best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?"
  3. FrankenS'mores Pops: With graham crackers, marshmallows, green food color mist, frosting, and more, students can make this easy edible Frankenstein on a stick. 
  4. Frankie for Kids: With this interactive app for $1.99, iTunes says,"Frankie for Kids is the thrilling classic story Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, retold in Portuguese and English for kids and teens with a several special interactivities for tablets.In Frankie for Kids the reader can move objects, turn lights on and off, peep through a hole, define the destiny of a boat, make a heart beat and travel through reading, hearing noises that please and amaze."
  5. The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell: In this story, Amazon says, "there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words."

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor