Because of the mystique, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, enthusiastically celebrated by both adults and children.This post provides info about some great resources for fun Halloween activities for kids. Here you can find links to Coloring Pages, Crosswords, Word-search Puzzles, Halloween Masks, Halloween Games, carving pumpkin patterns. There are also links below to more fun Halloween stuff on other sites – wallpapers, jigsaw puzzles, printable calendars, e greetings
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- Halloween Crossword Puzzle
- Halloween Wordsearch Puzzle
- Draw and Color – Dog Halloween Mask
- Many Halloween Coloring Pictures including pumpkins and monsters
- Draw and Color – Cat Halloween Mask
- Online Coloring Pictures of Pumpkins
- Halloween Coloring pics with lots of cartoon characters – Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty…
- Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages from Fun with Pictures for kids to print and colorFree Printable Halloween Coloring Pages from Fun with Pictures for kids to print and color
- Printable Coloring Pictures of HalloweenMore Printable Halloween Coloring Pictures
- Free Printable Pumpkin Coloring Pages from Fun with Pictures for kids to print and colorFree Printable Pumpkin Coloring Pages from Fun with Pictures for kids to print and color
- Over 150 intricate pumpkin faces to carveAmazing amount of patterns for carving – lots of faces including John Wayne, Herman Munster, Luke Skywalker, Charlie Brown, Fred Flintstone
- Jack-o’-lantern IdeasCarving ideas that cover the spooky spectrum.
- Famous Faces Carving PatternsTry your hand at carving David Letterman, Emeril Lagasse or Vincent Price among others this halloween!
- 7 different pumpkin faces to carveIncluding silly pumpkin, pumpkin king, jolly pumpkin, and jester pumpkin and more pumpkin face patterns.
- Curlys Spooky Halloween Wave FilesIncludes laughs, screams, ghosts, organ music, haunted sounds, witches laughter
- Canvaswerks Favorite Spooky HalloweenCanvaswerks Favorite Midi and Sound effects wave files.Sound effects, music, evil laughs, screams and misc. other creepy sounds to spook your ears or pages.
- SPOOKY SOUNDSBubbling Cauldron, Ghost, Eerie Welcome, Witch, Heartbeat, Moan, Ghostbusters, Monster Mash, Munsters, Twilight Zone, Its Halloween
- Haunted Bay SoundsAlfred Hitchcock Theme, Hotel California, Bach 1031, It’s Halloween, Bald Mountain, Monster Mash, Batwings, Munsters Theme, Beetle Juice Theme, Mystery Theme, Black Hole Theme, Peanuts Theme, Casper Theme, Possessed, Dead Tree, Psycho, Demon Tears, Scaremare, The Doll Room, Scissorhands, Evil Lust, Spookybells, Fangs, Tales from the crypt, Ghost, Time Rag, Thriller, Ghost Riders in the Sky, This is Halloween, Goblin Horde, Tocatta, Grim Grin Ghost, The Worm Crawls In, Halloween Theme, X-Files Theme, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Disney’s Haunted Mansion Theme
Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
Halloween, referred to as All Hallows Eve, was originally a pagan holiday in which they honored the dead. It was celebrated on October 31 since this was the last day of the Celtic calendar. The celebration dates back some 2,000 years.
The jack-o-lantern tradition comes from an old Irish folk tale about a man named Stingy Jack. It was said that he was unable to get into heaven and was turned away from the devil because of his tricky ways. So he set off to wander the world looking for a resting place. For light, Stingy Jack used a burning coal ember in a hollowed out turnip. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S. during the Great Potato Famine of 1845-1850, they found that turnips were not as readily available like they were in the homeland. So they started carving pumpkins as a replacement for their tradition.
On Halloween, Irish peasants used to beg the rich for food. For those that refused, they would play a practical joke. So, in an effort to avoid being tricked, the rich would hand out cookies, candy, and fruit – a practice that morphed into trick-or-treating today.