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Explore All - Wisewire. History of Halloween - Halloween. Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

History of Halloween - Halloween

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. Actividades adult halloween. Sec activities. Actividades primary halloween. Halloween Games! MORE THAN 80 HALLOWEEN GAMES for all ages!!!

Halloween Games!

(Word and Letter Games at page bottom) Updated October 2012... Take a cardboard box and paint 3 pumpkins on it. Cut out large mouth shapes to throw in the bean bags. Put numbers of 5, 10, 15, above each mouth opening. How long can you keep WHITE SKELETON HEADS (Made from white balloons) in the air? HALLOWEEN JOKE AND PUNCH LINE... 1. MUMMY WRAP Contest! Dived kids into teams of three. 1. 1. Tip: Games like this are fun if they are done behind a screen or door--where children previously don't see what they will be doing.

PRIZE BUCKET OF GUTS Fill a large tub-type container with something disgusting such as cooked pasta noodles or jello. Bury small plastic prizes in the 'guts'. BLOOD-SHOT EYE BALLS (TEAM RACE)Materials for two teams: 12 ping-pong balls, permanent markersUsing permanent markers, draw irises, pupils, and bloodshot veins on the 12 ping-pong balls. 1. 2. 3. TO PLAY: Give each player a goodie bag or box with 10 pieces of candy in it. Special Halloween Corner. Haunted Britain - Ghosts Stories from the United Kingdom and Ireland. EFL classroom activities and resources for Halloween. As Halloween is nearly upon us, Stacey Hughes, teacher trainer in the Professional Development team at OUP, has been busy creating a collection of ghostly classroom activities for you to use with your class.

EFL classroom activities and resources for Halloween

It seems that everyone likes a scary story. As autumn days grow shorter and darker, forcing us indoors, this is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. Ghost stories and tales of the supernatural have been around for centuries and are a feature of nearly every culture. Though many people may not believe in ghosts today, stories about haunted castles, enchanted ruins and spooky spectres are still very popular. Why do we like to be scared so much?

As Halloween approaches why not use this opportunity to incorporate some ghostly language and tasks into your lessons? Click the links below to find activities to use with your students. Lori's Latest Links: Fall/Halloween QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Online Pumpkin-Carving - Spookathon.com. When you're done carving, press the red button.

Online Pumpkin-Carving - Spookathon.com

You can see your pumpkin on an ecard, or online puzzle. Don't forget to give your pumpkin a name down below. You can also choose to share your pumpkin in the Spookathon gallery. (See Conditions of Use for details.) How to start online pumpkin carving / online pumpkin painting: The buttons on the left side of the screen are your tools. Halloween Jokes for kids. Halloween Word Scrambles. Enjoy our Halloween word scrambles (anagrams) with the kids.

Halloween Word Scrambles

Do them individually or challenge a group of children to a race... How many times can you make the word "ghost" using the words on this ghost's tummy? When you are finished you will have some letters spare. Unscramble them to make another Halloween word! This Is Halloween. Pumpkin Pumpkin - Halloween Song. Halloween Songs for Kids. Halloween Song - Songs For Children. Halloween Video — History.com. Halloween Video — History.com. Halloween Video — History.com.

Halloween — History.com Interactive Maps, Timelines & Games.