K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Halloween Excel Chart

Create an Excel Halloween Costume Donations Chart

Students at your school have convinced a major Halloween costume company.to donate a variety of costumes for needy children in their community.


Each student can choose 7 or more types of costumes from the Halloween Costume List to donate to the children.


Students add their costume choices and the quantities into an Excel spreadsheet.

Students use their information to create a bar or column chart. Grades 2 +



Students may personalize their chart with different color bars or columns.

Student may insert related clipart or pictures to decorate and illustrate their chart data.

Download: excel-halloween-costume-donations-chart.xlsx


Download: excel-halloween-costumes-list.pdf


Download: rubric-for-spreadsheet-with-chart.pdf



This Excel Lesson Teaches the Following Basic Skills:

1) Entering data in columns and rows.

2) Using Merge and Center to merge cells while centering the title.

3) Using different colors for chart bars to improve visual presentation.

3) Creating, sizing, and positioning the chart to fit on a single page with the data.

4) Searching, inserting, sizing, and positioning clipart or pictures.

5) Using print preview and print.


Halloween Excel Chart - Finished Example:

Download this make it available for students to view as an example of a finished chart.

Excel Halloween Chart


Excel Halloween Costume List:

Download and make this available for students to use when creating their spreadsheet and chart.

Excel Halloween Costume List


Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments:

Download and use this rubric to assess the completed spreadsheets and charts.

Spreadsheet Rubric



Common Core Standards

CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems1 using information presented in a bar graph.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2 Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.



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