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What is Halloween?
Halloween Holiday, observed on October 31, commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The Irish festival's name is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end".
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174 worksheets and excellent articles available on this spooky holiday
. Planning your Halloween lesson just got a lot easier! Take a moment to browse through the section to find something that's appropriate for your class. Whether or not your students are familiar with Halloween, they are sure to enjoy the creative activities you do in class. You can make the experience more authentic by encouraging students to dress in costume and by handing out candy but make sure these are both acceptable at your school!
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Halloween worksheet - This creative writing exercise asks students to write about the best Halloween costume they have ever been in and go through the entire process of creating it and the reactio ...
Made for easy double sided printing. Includes a word scramble, fill the blanks, acrostic poem and a drawing exercise. I use this for an hour lesson, its good fun and has enough work to keep everyo ...
Do you know why we cross our fingers for good luck? Do you know why walking under a ladder is bad luck? Get ready to find out! I created this Power Point to go over the history of some things that ...
Present tenses practice with vocabulary topic - festivals and holidays. There are some exercises on present tenses and there are some words on festivals and holidays in order to know if students k ...
This powerpoint presentation contains a true/false activity on Halloween customs, as well as questions on a video clip from ET, the film directed by Steven Spielberg. My students really enjoyed th ...
Holidays around the year (GB, USA). This presentation is for pre-intermediate and intermediate students. Including information about New Year´s Eve, St. Valentine´s Day, St. Patrick&ac ...
This is a great song for Halloween or just for reviewing vocabulary for horror films or similar topics. It´s also useful for lower levels as it is quite repetitive. It´s a gap fill wor ...
Instructions: Play in teams of five ss and see which team can get the most correct guesses from their classmates’ pantomimes. We give students’ team who are playing pantomim ...
A private student of mine is fond of "Monster High" dolls and cartoons, and can talk about it for hours. After having noticed that more and more children started watching it, I thought that they m ...
An introduction to Halloween + the second conditional designed for EFL students and specifically written for Chinese learners practice using the Second Conditional. The first few slides tell ss a ...
This PDF file can be used to recycle Halloween vocabulary. It has the names of different ghouls and our kids found it really funny. Afterwards, you could create a simple wordsearch for them, using ...
This is a very difficult worksheet for beginners. It was intended for students who had only seen simple present and present continuous, but it also features simple past and passive voice, so this ...
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Use Tim Burton's poem from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas available on Youtube. Play the video first and make the students pay attention to the cartoons and ask them to retell what happe ...
This is a song worksheet based on the soundtrack to 'Ghostbusters' (1984). The song is performed by Ray Parker Junior. In this activity students fill in the blanks and put the sentences in th ...
This worksheet is fantastic to celebrate Halloween. In the activity, students should fill in the spaces listening the song at least three times. You can help them wriritng some words on the board. ...
This is a great trivia worksheet to complete for Halloween. How much do you know about the festival Halloween? There are 15 questions to answer, some of them are easy and some of them are hard. Wh ...
This is a fun activity to do with your class for Halloween. Can you find all of the Halloween words in the grid? See who can find them all first! Your students can work in pairs or by themselves. ...
Halloween word unscramble - a fun activity to do with your class for Halloween! Can you help the spider unscramble the letters in the webs to solve the riddle? Riddle: What do witches cook in ...
The word Halloween is linked to the Celtic festival 'Samhain' which means 'summers end'. Halloween was originally called All Hallows' Eve which means the evening before All Saints' Day. Students r ...
This is a Power Point presentation about Halloween. Students have to look at the pictures and choose the correct option. There are twelve Halloween words illustrated in this PPT: ghost, vampire, w ...
This activity is fantastic to introduce Halloween and learn basic vocabulary about it. It consists of a listening exercise from a song by A.J. Jenkins (fill in the gaps). You can also explain Hall ...
Worksheet on Halloween vocabulary. It can be used for introducing or revising words in connection with Halloween. Students are asked to match the words with the pictures, find some Halloween word ...
Halloween Vocabulary word list with picture to help students learn words about Halloween.
This Halloween worksheet is designed to get beginners speaking without having to read. It includes key points about Halloween. Halloween is Oct. 31. People like to decorate by carving pumpkins. ...
A power point mainly for kids but that can be used for adults too about the origins and traditions for Halloween. When it started in Ireland, England and Northern France, what happened when it spr ...
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