Describe your favorite Halloween costume in three words?
It originated from an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain The festival was a way to mark the end of the harvest season & the start of the cold winter Traditions include trick or treating, wearing costumes & carving pumpkins
The History of Halloween
Halloween: an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st typically involving dressing up in costumes and attending parties or trick-or-treating Jack-o'-lanterns: a carved pumpkin that is traditionally associated with Halloween and used to decorate homes and yards during the holiday season Trick-or-Treating: the practice of children going door-to-door in costume on Halloween night, asking for treats such as candy or small toys
The 'Jack O' Lantern' tradition of carving pumpkins originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed 'Stingy Jack Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C. in the Celtic festival of Samhain The fear of Halloween is called samhainophobia
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Work together in pairs: What is one way in which you can celebrate Halloween this year while still following COVID-19 safety guidelines?
What is the historical origin of Halloween, and how has it evolved over time to become the holiday we celebrate today?
Work together in pairs: If Halloween had a theme song, what would it be and why?
Brain break: Draw a unicorn piggyback riding on a hippopotamus
Which country is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween?
- United States
What year did Halloween originate?
- Modern celebration in the 19th century
- Christian holiday in the 8th century
- Celtic festival of Samhain around 2000 years ago
Which vegetable was originally used for carving Jack-o'-lanterns?
What do children traditionally say when they go trick-or-treating?
- Give me candy!
- Happy Halloween!
- Trick or treat!
What is the traditional colors associated with Halloween?
- Red and white
- Orange and black
- Purple and green
MY FAVORITE HALLOWEEN
Create a safe space where feel comfortable taking risks and embracing their creativity.