It’s almost time for Halloween so we’ve put together some fun printouts to help make this day extra spooky! This could be a fun activity for the class while teaching them about Halloween and where it originates from.

Here are some quick facts:

  • Halloween falls on the 31st October every year and modern-day celebrations tend to include dressing up in costumes, carving pumpkins and trick or treating (normally involving lots of candy).
  • The word comes from ‘Hallowed evening’, and is the day before All Hallows Day – also known as All Saints’ Day.
  • The original concept actually originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain.
  •  Trick or treating is thought to have originated in the 16th century in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C. which means that it has been around for over 6,000 years!

Masks

From Frankenstein’s monster to Spiderman, there’s something for everybody in this collection of Halloween masks.

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Download them here: Spiral_Halloween_masks

Trick or Treat Box

A template for a neat trick or treat box that can be printed, cut out and assembled with tape or glue.

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Download it here: Spiral_halloween_cutout_box

 

What have you got planned for Halloween in the classroom? Tweet us at @SpiralEducation and let us know!

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