Ha ha Halloween!
"The bats are out tonight,
the ghosts are getting ready.
Things will give you such a fright,
I hope you rnerves are steady!
It's the night for the trick or treat,
and the spooky weird refrain,
so come and take a seat
'coz it's Halloween again!"
1. Watch the video explaining the origin of Halloween.
Then, answer the questions:
a) How did Halloween costumes get started?
Druids, Celts who lived in Ireland and England, believed spirits returned on Earth on Halloween night so they dressed up like ghosts to attract them
Druids, Celts who lived in Ireland and England, believed spirits returned on Earth on Halloween night so they dressed up like ghosts to scare them away
b) When does Halloween date back to?
a couple thousand years ago
a couple hundred years ago
c) How did trick or treating start?
Celts gave treats to spirits so that they would not play tricks on them
Celts were hospitable so they wanted to give ghosts a warm welcome
d) Another ancient and modern Halloween tradition is...
e) At ancient parties ghosts were offered...
nuts and wine
nuts and apples
f) Celts held these parties because they used to celebrate their....
g) Cats were thought to be ....... on Halloween.
h) If a cat ......... around you, it meant good luck.
i) An if a cat jumped into your .........., it meant even better luck!
j) It was also believed that if you looked into the mirror at midnight, you would see ......... in the reflection.
your true love
k) Halloween was meant to be a special time for fortune ......
l) Ghosts yell "boo" to ....
2. Now, do the Halloween crossword!
1. a flying mammal
2. trick or .......
3. witches use it for cooking
4. cast a magic ......
5. celebrated Halloween first
6. another word for scary
7. made of bones
8. she is able to cast a spell