Looking for something fun to do with your kids this Halloween?
Check out these fun Halloween Activities for 1st Graders! It’s packed with Spooktacular activities that are perfect for kids. From making Halloween crafts to fizzy experiments, there’s something in here for everyone.
Your kids will love these fun and festive activities, and you’ll love how easy they are to do. No more last minute scrambling – check this awesome list today!
Do you want more Halloween ideas? You must see my bigger list of fun Halloween Activities for Kids.
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History and Fun Facts about Halloween
Halloween is a fun and spooky holiday that is celebrated almost all over the world.
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween or want to learn some interesting facts about the holiday, check out these interesting facts about Halloween:
- Giving out candy on Halloween started in America in the 1920s as a way to prevent kids from playing mischievous pranks.
- The tradition of carved pumpkins originated in Ireland. People used to carve turnips and put candles inside them to ward off evil spirits.
- “Trick-or-treat” comes from the medieval practice of giving food or money to poor people on All Saints’ Day (November 1st).
- The word “Halloween” comes from the Scottish term “All Hallows’ Eve,” which means “the eve of All Saints’ Day.”9 In ancient times, people believed that ghosts came back to earth on All Hallows’ Eve (October 31st). To ward off these ghosts, people would wear masks and costumes when they went outside.
Today, we still dress up in costumes on Halloween as a fun way to celebrate the holiday!
Do you know any other fun facts about Halloween? Share them with us in the comments below!
Recommended Halloween Books for Kids
Have fun this Halloween with any of these books your kids will love. Bring the spooky thrills indoors with a Halloween adventure before you head outside to trick or treat.
The Crayons Trick or TreatThe Halloween Tree: Build New Traditions with This Funny and Imaginative Holiday Book for Children (Halloween Gifts for Kids)Little Blue Truck’s HalloweenFroggy’s HalloweenThe Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky (The Food Group)Even Monsters Get Scared: Halloween books for kids Preschool (Picture Books – to Help Kid Overcome their Fears.) (Bedtime Picture Books for Preschool kids Book 5)
Do your kids love reading books but just don’t have the time to read them all yourself? Grab an Audible subscription to find amazing audiobooks that your kids can listen to on their own. You can get up to two free audiobooks when you sign up for the first time.
If audiobooks aren’t you’re thing, see what cool books you can find on Kindle and your kids will have a huge library ready at their fingertips.
Recommended Halloween Activity Kits
These Halloween Preschool Worksheets are full of sweet treats, silly monsters and learning fun.
This cute play dough kit will make your little one busy this Halloween.
Halloween is a great time to have some spooky fun with your kids! There are plenty of activities that both you and your child will enjoy. So get creative and have fun this Halloween!
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