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

Halloween Activity Packs

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

Links to Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween Activity Books

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

Links to Halloween Coloring Pages

Halloween Costume Activities

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

Halloween pumpkin stencils

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

Halloween Coloring Activities

Some Halloween Coloring Activities Books for Toddlers and Pre-School Kids

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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