Halloween in songs and games
Hallowen is coming!
What do you know about Halloween?
Halloween Facts, Halloween Traditions
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Lord Samhain ( the lord of Darkness) in Ireland, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
HALLOWEEN PARTY GAMES:
Apple and doughnut bobbing- the most common, and fun game, not only for children!
SPOOKY STATEMENTS QUIZ
Which of these sentences best describe you?
1) l love watching horror films.
2)) I really enjoy fancy dress parties.
3) I’m afraid of spiders.
4) I think bats are beautiful animals.
5) I like hearing and reading spooky stories.
6) I think trick-or-treating is a bad thing.
7) I’m scared of caves.
8) I like eating sweets.
9) I think bonfires are fun.
10) I enjoy going to castles.
– older learners and teenagers
“Who Took the Candy ?” – fun game
” Skeleton Dance”
– this song is perfect for revising parts of the body
“Ghostbusters”- was a top film in the 90’s