Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Silly Gravestone Epitaphs

Every year for Halloween, I have my students create their own gravestones to hang in the hallway.  It is a fun mini writing project.  Rather than making a gravestone for themselves, we make silly gravestones.  Students have to pick one thing that is not actually alive.  It should be something that they can lose or break.  Then we write our epitaph for that item.  Students are encouraged to be creative and silly. Check out some of our work from this year:

Here lies my lost cupcake!! It got eaten at a party!! Boo!
Here lies my lost sock. It is lost in my mom's dryer.

Here lies my sock.  I washed it then I had to use my Daddy's big sock.
Here lies my ball. It bounced away when I was changing my shoe and it went in my mom's cat's litter box.
Here lies my crayon. It broke. It was in my box. It fell out and someone stepped on it.

And my favorite!
Here lies recess. It is lost. I had to do my work.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I wrote my own for the chocolate milkshake I spilled on my porch tonight. I thought I'd share.

    Here lies my milkshake.
    It was chocolate and yummy
    Until I spilled it all over the porch.

    :-) I may steal your idea, because I think these are hilarious!

    Blooming In First

  2. OMG, I love these!!! Especially the one about recess. Poor little guy, I bet he will do his work from now on, eh? Hehe, I'm now your newest follower!

    Kelly, from
    Kelly's Classroom