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Reading Comprehension – Halloween cupcakes!

Happy Halloween!!

Are you celebrating this holiday? Are you getting dressed up or do you prefer to stay home and watch a scary film? Tell us about it in the comments’ section below!

Last year we taught you some typical vocabulary words you might hear during Halloween. This year we decided to teach you new words AND a yummy recipe to make for your loved ones.


First, you have to make cupcakes. Here is an easy recipe!


Chocolate cupcake (body)
Canned chocolate icing
Chocolate sprinkles (hair)
2 pieces of eye-type candy (we used Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts)
Clean scissors
1 package of black string lace licorice (legs)


  1. Frost the cupcake with chocolate icing and cover with sprinkles.
  2. Press the eyes into place.
  3. Use scissors to cut eight 4-inch pieces of licorice for the legs. Holding all of the legs together in a bunch, bend them in half and crease. Push the end of each leg into the cupcake as shown.


Canned – preserved in a metal or glass container.

Icing – a sweet, creamy mixture that is used to cover cakes.

Sprinkles – tiny candies that are put on top of a sweet food.

Licorice – a candy made from the dried root of a European plant.

Frost – to cover (something, such as a cake) with icing.

Cover – to put something over, on top of, or in front of (something else).

Bunch – a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together.

Bend – to use force to cause (something, such as a wire or pipe) to become curved.

Crease – a line or mark made by folding, pressing, or crushing something.

This recipe was from Spoonful and you can find more cool things to bake there!

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