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The History of Halloween - Learning Fun for Kids

Updated: Feb 9

Do you love dressing up and going trick or treating every Halloween, but wonder why you do it? There is an entire history about the origins of this fun holiday!

I picked up the level three reader, History of Fun Stuff; The Tricks and Treats of Halloween which explores the unique history! This book touches on the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain in Europe, the Christian celebration of All Saints' Day, and lots of other events that gave us the groundwork for the holiday we all know and love today.

Don't have this book on hand?* There are tons of resources online that over many topics about the history of the holiday, check out some of the links below and join in on the fun by doing some of the activities!


LEARNING THE HISTORY: Check out Kidz Feed for some quick facts on Halloween:

https://kidzfeed.com/halloween-facts-for-kids/


Mr. Demaio made a Halloween history video for kids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4uI3iMZyWc


Visit Learning Lift Off for the 5 things to learn about with kids this Halloween:

https://www.learningliftoff.com/5-things-to-teach-kids-about-halloween-history/


The Scholastic Kids Press has an easy write up on the subject:

https://kpcnotebook.scholastic.com/post/history-halloween



WORKSHEETS & LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

A History of Halloween + Worksheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-History-of-Halloween-1523870?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


History of Halloween Summarizing Activity (3rd-4th grade):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-History-of-Halloween-Summarizing-Activity-320357?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


History of Halloween Slideshow (4th-6th level):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-of-Halloween-Activity-99267?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


History of Halloween Close Reading + Informational Texts (4th-9th grade):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-of-Halloween-Close-Reading-Informational-Text-2142721?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


History of Halloween Interactive Notebook (2nd-4th):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-of-Halloween-Interactive-notebook-Free-Download-2836040?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


Halloween Informational Text + Questions (4th-6th):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-of-Halloween-Articles-and-Questions-1509129?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


Halloween Informational Text + Questions (1st-3rd):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-History-of-Halloween-Informational-Text-and-Questions-FREEBIE-2167057?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


Check out this article about the History of Halloween, and then do the 3 worksheet (Grades 6-8):

Article:

https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

Worksheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Chilling-History-of-Halloween-Article-and-Guided-Reading-4164536?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96



Bet You Didn't Know History of Halloween worksheet for high school:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-History-of-Halloween-Bet-You-Didnt-Know-4161192?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


Word Search:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-History-Of-Halloween-910155?st=869ed4daa28ad36afcbca333e8cffb96


I hope you learn something new! Let me know what you learned and show me what worksheets you enjoyed by using the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I don't miss it. :)



*This book is still available at Book Outlet, for less then $2. If you choose to purchase this to add to your home library, use my referral code. http://bookoutlet.com/Loyalty/Referral?raf=wVFigwod&c=url



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