Fun Halloween Activities for Kids

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 Activity Packs – Pumpkin crafts and decorations, a zombie brain mold, skull and skeleton activities

Pumpkin Plate Craft KitsPumpkin Plate Craft Kits

Zombie Brain Gelatin MoldZombie Brain Gelatin Mold

Pumpkin Decorating KitPumpkin Decorating Kit

Foam Skeleton Activity KitFoam Skeleton Activity Kit

Decorate for Halloween Fun KitDecorate for Halloween Fun Kit

Skull Makeup KitSkull Makeup Kit

Links to Halloween Activities for Kids

Some Halloween Activity Books, with drawing, coloring activities, sticker books, pumpkin decorations.

Drawing Book of HalloweenDrawing Book of Halloween

Halloween Sticker BookHalloween Sticker Book

Spooky Doodles Halloween DesignsSpooky Doodles Halloween Designs

Decorate a PumpkinDecorate a Pumpkin

Halloween Customs, Recipes, SpellsHalloween Customs, Recipes, Spells

Halloween Preschool Color and Activity BookHalloween Preschool Color and Activity Book

Links to Halloween Coloring Pages

Costume activities for Halloween with DIY Halloween Costume Ideas, Word Play Costumes, and other costume crafts

Activity Tv How to Make Costumes DVDActivity Tv How to Make Costumes DVD

Budget Halloween Magic CostumesBudget Halloween Magic Costumes

Easy Halloween CostumesEasy Halloween Costumes

Punny word play Costumes
Punny word play Costumes

2 Bee or not 2 Bee
2 Bee or not 2 Bee

The Bible Of Halloween Crafts
The Bible Of Halloween Crafts

Links to scary pumpkin stencils – free pumpkin stencils,pumpkin carving patterns, scary pumpkin stencils

Links to scary halloween sounds

  • 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

Halloween Trivia

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.

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