Room on the Broom Sequencing for Halloween

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Your students will love these Room on the Broom sequencing activities. Work on retelling the story, identifying characters, and more with this unit I’m sharing about today!

Room on the Broom Activities for Primary Students

Julia Donaldson – A Favorite Author!

Aw! Julia Donaldson is one of my favorite authors. It all began when I read the Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child for the first time. I fell in love with her rhyme, rhythm, and unique stories. So much so that I spend a whole unit over these two books incorporating lots of writing, math, and reading practice! There are several blog posts I’ve written about these. You can begin here if you want to find out more about those.

Room on the Broom is one of the sweetest Halloween books. I’m not one to go for anything scary in my classroom but Julia is spot on with this story about a friendly witch who helps others and is returned the favor at the end of the book.

Room on the Broom Sequencing Craft

Optional Accessories and Props for Room on the Broom Sequencing

I found this sequin hat and witch’s broom that I just knew would be the perfect addition to our read-aloud this year. Right before I began, I tugged the hat on, mounted the broom, and rode around the room pretending to be a happy witch and talking to the kids. They thought that was quite hilarious and I had their interest peaked immediately!

It was so nice to have the hat because as I read that part of the book, my hat went flying off. I acted out some of the book as I read and the kids really ate that up.

Room on the Broom Writing Prompt

Room on the Broom Sequencing

This resource was offered as a freebie on TPT for 6 years. It had around 10 pages and contained these sequencing sheets as well as the pieces to create the broom craft. However, the resource has been fully updated with more than 100 additional pages. It is now a paid resource on TPT found here.

You will find all of these pages that go along with the book. We started with this Room on the Broom sequencing sheet. The students color the characters from the book. Then they cut out the squares and glue them in the correct order to retell the story.

Room on the Broom Sequencing Activity

Since we haven’t been in kindergarten too long, I walk around encouraging students. I show them how to hold their hands when coloring, using scissors, and glueing.

Room on the Broom Literacy Unit

The kids really enjoyed this activity. You’ll find so many differentiated writing pages if you would like to create your own prompt or use one that I’ve included. It’s always fun to ask the students to design their own magnificent broom. Consider asking them to make predictions before reading the book or to write about their favorite part of the story.

Room on the Broom Writing Prompt and Sequencing Page

Now on to the really fun part. You should hear the squeals of excitement when they find out they get to create their own brooms!

Room on the Broom Large Craft

I’ve included a color version so you can create a sample in no time. I precut the broom handles. I use the long construction paper and cut it once long ways down the middle and then I cut those 2 pieces down the middle long ways. This gives me 4 sections from each sheet. I like that I only use up about 5 long pieces for my whole class.

Is this making sense? You can watch an IGTV video I made of the process. Head here to follow me on instagram and to find the fast-paced video in my IGTV videos!

Room on the Broom Large Crafts

For the head of the broom, you just curve the edges of one short side of a regular sheet of yellow construction paper. Then I let the kids cut the pages to about the midpoint to create the bristles by themselves! They really enjoy this part.

Room on the Broom Large Broom Crafts

Students color and cut out the characters, trace the words to label the pieces, and then assemble the broom! You will find more detailed instructions within the unit on TPT. I hope your students absolutely love making these!

Updated Resource

As mentioned, this unit has been fully updated with over 100 additional pages. Now you’ll find an incredibly unique paper towel retell craft, masks, puppets, additional prompts, differentiated activities, puzzles, games, and so much more!

Room on the Broom Retell Craft

I love the way the characters roll over to reveal the dragon!

Room on the Broom Sequencing Activities

Do your kids love puppets and headbands as much as mine? They are always a hit!

Room on the Broom Headbands and Popsicle Stick Puppets

I also love this game to practice rhyming words. I always attach the pot to a container in my classroom so students can reach in and pull one out. We play this in a similar way to my Pick a Card games!

Room on the Broom craft and rhyming game

You will also find puzzles and a color by code sheet. All of this combines to make station rotations super easy!

Room on the Broom inspired math puzzle

Have you ever noticed the rich language in this book? You’ll adore the activity to act out the verbs in order to increase understanding as well as the word wall cards included!

Word Wall Cards for Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

FLY over here to grab your updated unit and please pin this image for future reference!

Room on the Broom Literacy and Math Unit for Primary Grades

Fun Halloween Units

Let me know if this will be helpful in your classroom or homeschool group.

And finally, if you need MORE ideas for fun Halloween units, head over here to read about all of the activities we use to study the beloved 5 Little Pumpkins poem!

Coming Up Next!

Next up – two of my other favorite Halloween units are all about The Chocolate Chip Ghost and The Hallo-weiner. Make sure to check those out for lots of fun during this time of year!

Happy Mommy-ing & Teaching this week friends!

hilarystatum
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44 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this. It has saved me a lot of time tonight. We are quite stressed here in education at the moment so this was a real blessing. Looking forward to using it tomorrow as we create our own stem brooms with 5-8 year olds. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi! I was wondering how to get the room on the broom freebie, I clicked on the link and nada! Is it in tpt?? Let me kno, it’s so cute I’m sure my kiddos would enjoy it!
    Thanks

  3. I’m also a big fan of Julia Donaldon’s books.
    I would like to have this activities.

    Greeting sAnn,AntwerpBelgium

  4. I think I must be having the same issue as Clare had last year. The link to “Room on the Broom” goes to a $5.00 product on TPT. I searched your TPT store for a free Room on the Broom resource and didn’t see anything. Could you please link this resource below? Thank you!

    1. Hi there,

      I apologize for the confusion! This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  5. Hi. I was also looking for the free sequencing on tpt and all that is available is the set. It does read updated. Is it just not free anymore? It so cute. I’d love to have it. Thank you.

    1. Hi Kelly,

      I’m sorry that this was confusing. I’m going to update the blog post now.This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  6. Hi, above it says to click “here” for free Room in the Broom free resource, I clicked and it took me to your tpt page but it’s $5.00. Did I misread up above? Thank you

    1. Hi Isabel,

      I’m so sorry for the confusion. I’m updating this blog post now.

      This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  7. Hi! This looks great. When I follow the links it takes me to the TPT and $$ I can’t find the ‘freebie’… so is it free? Thanks

    1. Hi Adriarne,

      I apologize that this was confusing. This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  8. Hello, not sure if this is an old link, but went to where it says free download and it is now on TPT for a fee. Is this now correct? I was looking for this for my next lesson for my class for Halloween in a couple weeks, thanks so much for your time.

    1. Hi Jessica,

      I’ll be updating the blog post today and apologize for any confusion. This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  9. Hi Hilary,
    This looks like a fantastic resource to use with my kiddos. I clicked on the link for the free file but it takes me to a paid version. I’m wondering, is the free version still available?

    1. Hi Rhonda,

      I apologize for any confusion. This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

  10. Hello! Is the Room on the Broom sequencing no longer a freebie? I followed the link but it took me to a link for the full $5-10 resource. Thank you!

    1. Hi Melissa,

      This was offered free for about 6 years and had less than 10 pages. I recently updated it with over 100 pages and made it a paid resource because of all the work I put into it. It now includes masks, writing prompts, ELA resources, puzzles, recipes, etc. If you downloaded the freebie during those 6 years, you should be able to find it in your “My Purchases” page.

      I hope this helps!
      Hilary

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