Haunted House - Choose Your Own Adventure
Students try to survive the night in a haunted house by voting as a class to make choices. Can your class make it through until morning?
Submitted by katiegregory
October 21, 2022
Inspired: Santa's Great Adventure: A Choice Story Game
Estimated time: 10 minutes (one playthrough), multiple playthroughs recomended
This is a choose your own adventure story game using a powerpoint. The powerpoint is ready to use, and has 13 endings (4 survivals, 9 deaths). There is also a word document with the story and choices, feel free to adjust the English level to your own classes.
How to play
Show the powerpoint on the board. Tell the students they will be listening to a story and making choices to try and survive the night at a haunted house. You can have the students vote by moving to the corresponding side of the room, pointing, raising hands and so on. The class makes a decision as a whole, so whichever choice has the most votes wins. As the students make choices, click the choice on the powerpoint and move to the matching paragraph in the story document.
It is quite difficult to survive this game! My students enjoyed playing several times and using what they learned to make better choices. You can also dim the lights and play spooky music for a better atmosphere. Students can get quite excited during this game, so make sure to maintain class control when reading the story extracts (that's where the English learning is!)
None of the monsters in the powerpoint are too scary, but if you are working with very young children it might be a good idea to swap out the gif of the scary lady at the top of the stairs / the ghosts in the woods. All the other monsters are cartoons.
Enjoy the spooky season! >:)
Edit: Reuploaded the powerpoint because of a missing 'return home' button on the vampire death slide.
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Nice, very cute.
This is great, thank you so much! I'm excited to use this in class next time!
I used this at my visiting school for the high level special needs middle school class and they Loved it! The teacher was super impressed and we had fun running it together. The students enjoyed how creepy it was and laughed at how many times they died. Thank you! <3
Hello! This is so fun! I just have problem with the sound. Which window version is it compatible with? :)
Played this today with my 6th graders and they loved it! It was a lot of fun :) Thank you!
This game is so fun and my kids loved it!!! Thanks so much for your work making it :)
Thank you! We didn't plan on doing anything else Halloween-y with my JHS 2nd graders yesterday, but the students really wanted something else to do for Halloween and I happened to have this saved on a USB. They talked to the ghost at the end, and it was really funny! They loved it.
I really enjoyed using this with my JHS 3rd years. I highly recommend making them stand up and move around the room to choose! Acting out the parts makes it more interesting, too! Just be careful not to strain your voice if you decide to do it in multiple classes. Great activity!