If you're an educator or parent teaching at home, you know that holiday lesson plans can be a challenge! You need to stay on track with your curriculum standards and still be seasonal. Fulton County Libraries offers a wealth of material - all for free with your library card - to help out!
Search Infobase resources on any subject and get the relevant educational standards references for your lesson plans! For example, searching Halloween on The World Almanac for Kids turns up resources like the entry for Costume Designer.
This almanac entry includes an overview explaining this profession, an interview with a professional costume designer in the Get Acquainted section, links to crafts in the Try It Out section, and loads of links in the Learn More section. Clicking on the grey links below each article section title will provide options for Read Aloud (ADA compliance), Share (exporting content to email, web link, or even Google Classroom) an option to Save the content to your own files.
Click Standards to trigger a pop-up window allowing you to search against Common Core, Georiga, and dozens of other educational standards. All Infobase Resources include these features!
Looking for something less formal for your classroom? On Overdrive and the Libby app, you can check out magazines like Creative Steps, which includes dozens of fun ideas with step-by-step instructions, for you to get crafty with your kids during the coming months. The projects are all designed to encourage learning through creative play and many make use of recycled household materials.
Hoopla has all the books you need available on demand for class projects, with media like 45 Classic Songs For Your Halloween Party, Gruesome Grub Halloween Party, and Rita Moreno narrating a nine minute video on The Day of the Dead.
Want something for yourself off the education job? Try Annie's Halloween 21, or the just released Better Home & Gardens Holiday Crafts 2021. Fulton County Libraries has everything you need to download for holiday preparations.