Everyone looks forward to the time of the year when all of the children dress up like their favorite scary monster and go out to play. But, has anyone ever thought why we do the things we do on Halloween? Why or what the story id behind this elaborate holiday? It's more than trick or treating, more than candy and games, more than dressing up. There's a history and a hidden truth. Why? No one wants to know. There are myths and scary stories about how Halloween started. Many believe that witches and goblins come out on Halloween. Others believe that ghosts rise from their grave to taunt the living. What's the truth? Why the Jack-O- Lanterns? Why do we decorate our homes with these carved pumpkins and spider webs? What's the real reason for All Hallows Eve? Find out the answers to these questions and more...
|History and Customs Of
Halloween Ever wonder what Halloween really means?
Everyone wonders at some point in time how
Halloween came about, go here to learn a little about the history
|Being Safe On Halloween Want
to tell your parents some safety tips for Halloween?
Parents worry about their ghoul dressed children on Halloween, click on
this link to learn about some safety tips for you and your parents.
Stories and more We
all know that Halloween is nothing without a good ghost story. Click on
these two sites to read some stories, can you tell which ones are real
and which are not?
Halloween Games Do you like to play games on Halloween? Here
are some fun games you can play to get you
into the mood for Halloween.
How about those costumes, you cant go Trick-or-Treating without a
costume now can you? Here are some ideas that you, mom and
dad do for a cool
Ever wonder what is up with all those stories of black cats? What
about witches and ghosts? Click here are some facts about the
superstitions such ghosts, black cats,
Encyclopedia Wow they actually have an encyclopedia
dedicated to Halloween. Read here to find some interesting facts
about Halloween. What is "Halloween" called in Mexico?
Bears Games Halloween would not be as fun without those games would
it now? Here are some more fun games you can play about Halloween.
Ever wonder where we got the Jack-O-Lanterns? Well click here to
find out where the first one came about and what they were used for.
Here are some really cool coloring pages you can color for
Halloween. Remember to hang them on the refrigerator for mom and
dad to see.
Halloween Crafts We always seem to have to most fun with
crafts on Halloween. Here are some crafts that are easy and fun
to do at home with everyone. What are some crafts that you like to do
|Encyclopedia.com Where did Halloween start? Look
here to see if you can tell me what country Halloween started in.
Pumpkins In Time
You have been chosen to travel backwards in time in a time capsule to find the true meaning of Halloween. Your classmates are not sure what Halloween is all about, so make sure that you collect a lot of information about Halloween so that you can explain to your class what Halloween is. You must make a list of the things that people did on Halloween long ago. You can go to the History and Customs Of Halloween or the Halloween Superstitions sites to learn more about early Halloween.
There is one catch to your journey, you have to bring back a real Jack-O-Lantern to show the class. Draw a picture of what you think a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern would have looked like when Halloween first came about.
1. Look through the web sites above to find out more about Halloween and Jack-O-Lanterns.
2. Draw a picture of a Jack-O-Lantern with the provided crayons or paint.
3. Make a list of list of things that were done on Halloween many years ago.
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