“The Spooky Wheels on the Bus” Free Resource!

Time to start the Halloween activities!  “The Spooky Wheels on the Bus” is one of my favorite Halloween books to use with my students.  This year I made some matching book pictures and questions to go along with the book.  Click Here for these free book pictures, visual picture questions, and written picture questions.  the-spooky-wheels-on-the-bus


The book counts up from 1 to 10 on different Halloween items and the sounds those items make.  The book is catchy and interactive for the students.  On the first page – “One spooky bus goes Rattle and Shake, Rattle and Shake, Rattle and Shake”.  The students and I sing the phrase “rattle and shake”.  You can use the same tune as the “Wheels on the Bus” song.

All the pages are so cute!  I mean check it out – “Three noisy cats go MEOW, HISS, HISS, MEOW, HISS, HISS.  MEOW, HISS, HISS.  Three noisy cats go MEOW, HISS, HISS, All through the town.”

Even my students who are less verbal often try and imitate some of the sounds for each page.  I have the kids count the items for that page.  For example, on the page “Five big spiders SPIN THEIR WEBS”.  The students find all five spiders on the page as e count from 1-5.

After you finish reading the book you can have the students either answer the picture questions or the written questions depending on the student’s level.

If you laminate the picture schedules you can have the students use dry erase markers to answer the questions and then reuse the sheets with other groups of students.  I have found latterly that I sometimes laminate 3-4 question sheets and then I can reuse the sheets with multiple groups.

Another great Halloween book to use with your students is “Ten Timid Ghosts”.  Just add this book to your collection and click here for a set of FREE book pictures, visual questions, and written questions to pair with the book.  10 Timid Ghosts Book

Click the link to see how I used this resource last year with my students.  Ten Timid Ghosts.  It was a huge success!

THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS LINK —the-spooky-wheels-on-the-bus

TEN TIMID GHOSTS LINK —-10 Timid Ghosts Book



  1. Thank you! SLP here and will make use of all you’ve got!

  2. Thanks SO much Sarah! My students are really enjoying both these books. Did you develop the same type of visuals for “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat?” I’d LOVE to have those too!

  3. Thank you so much. I purchased the books this weekend. this year I have very limited verbal students and the visuals will help.

  4. Thanks for reading!

  5. Glad you like it!

  6. Thank-you so much for this awesome resource! I work in a K-2 resource room with students with severe-profound/medically complex needs. My little darlings love this book and the visuals. I have never seen them so engaged in a group activity. My paras said we need to do this book every day for the rest of the year. Looking forward to the Turkey Wheels on the bus! Also, Youtube has a “spooky” version of the Wheels on the Bus.

  7. Glad you this was useful for you!

  8. This is such a cute book and a great resource to go with the book. Thank you for sharing it. Quick question…what do you do with the little picture cards? Do you show them as you read the book? Do the students put them on the little grid sheet as you are reading? Or do you? Thanks!

  9. Where do I order the books from?


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