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  Thank you for purchasing the following book - anotherquality product from Dedicated To purchase additional books and materials, please visit our website at: Please e-mail us at: for further information about: ã Using School or School District Purchase Ordersã Purchasing Site Licenses for Materialsã Customer Service To subscribe to our monthly newsletter - The Dedicated eNews  - please visit:   Dedicated <eBooks and Materials for Teachers and Parents >  Halloween Activities  Edited by Pamela Friedman,M.A. Cover Art by Larry Bauer  Table of Contents HalloweenDrawing Halloween Characters Funnybones —Literature UnitThe Human SkeletonHow Many Pumpkins?Pumpkin AdditionMake Your Own Faces!Halloween StoryHalloween RiddlesHalloween WeavingWitch’s Mask and Three-D GhostJack-O’-Lantern WreathCreate Your Own MonsterA Tricky Treat Bag Introduction The old saying “good things come in small packages”is an apt description of this holidayactivity booklet. This book is packed with all types of projects and ideas for makingHalloween a special time. Learning opportunities abound in these pages which include aliterature-based teaching unit. While actively participating in a variety of learning situations,children can experience and share the feeling of the holiday spirit. The classroom teacher may reproduce copies of materials in this book for classroom use only. Thereproduction of any part for an entire school or school system is strictly prohibited. No part of thispublication may be transmitted,stored,or recorded in any form without written permission from thepublisher. Teacher Created Materials,Inc. 6421 Industry WayWestminster,CA ©1996 Teacher Created Materials,Inc. Reprinted,2000 bMade in U.S.A. ISBN-l-55734-787-5  October 31 was the New Year’s Eve of the Celts who lived in Britain and northern Europe around 2,000years ago. On that night they would gather with their priests,called Druids. They feasted and toldstories of their ancestors. The Celts believed that the spirits of those who had died during the year werewandering around on that night,cold,lonely,hungry,and apt to play tricks,so the Celts left offerings of food and drink on their doorsteps. Those who had to go outside on that scary night carried lanterns andwore disguises so the spirits would not recognize them.When church leaders were trying to convert the Celts in the early days of Christianity,they madeNovember 1 and 2 All Saints’Day and All Souls’Day,both of which recognized the spirits of the dead.October 31 then became the Eve of All Saints’(or All Hallows) Day,which was eventually shortened to  Halloween. Although the customs have been modified over the years,they remain basically the same—lanterns,gifts of food,and scary disguises. Activities ãDiscuss Halloween with the children. Explain that it is an enjoyable time,not a scary time.ãTalk about trick-or-treating. Have the class discuss street safety and reflective clothing. Remindchildren that all of the “treats”they receive need to be checked prior to eating.ãHave the students do some Halloween research. Assign the following questions to variousindividuals or groups of children. Upon completion,have all share their information.1.How did witches and black cats come to be associated with Halloween?2.Who was the srcinal jack-o’-lantern and how did he get his name?3. Where did people first begin to trick or treat?4. Who brought this custom to the United States?5. In which modern country is Halloween a national holiday?ãCreate tissue paper ghosts. Ball up one tissue and then take another and lay it out flat. Put theball in the middle of the flat tissue. Fold over and tie a piece of yarn around the ball to form ahead. Put eyes on with a black marker. Finally,hang the ghosts from the ceiling.ãMake sponge-paint orange pumpkins. Cut an old sponge into the shape of a pumpkin. Put orangetempera paint into a foam tray. Have the children stamp the design onto construction paper. Theymay add features of a jack-o’-lantern after the paint dries. Bibliography Balestrino,Phillip. The Skeleton Inside You. HarperCollins,1989. Brown,Ruth.  A Dark,Dark Tale. Dial,1981.Cole,Joanna. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body . Scholastic,1992. Gross,Ruth Belov.  A Book About Your Skeleton. Scholastic,1994Miller,Edna.  Mousekin’s Golden House . Simon and Schuster,1990. ©Teacher Created Materials,Inc.#787 Halloween Activities Halloween  (Note:You may want to define “oval”shape for students prior to this drawing assignment.) Directions: Draw a witch.Follow the steps in each box. ©Teacher Created Materials,Inc.#787 Halloween Activities Drawing Halloween Characters 1.Draw an oval for the body.4.Add hair, a face, and a broom.Draw your own witch here.2.Add an oval head.Put a skinny oval ontop for a hat brim and add a triangle top.3.Draw a set of connecting ovals for arms,legs, hands, and feet.


Jul 23, 2017


Jul 23, 2017
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