Happy Halloween!!! Boo! Halloween candy, cookies, games, and parties are awesome! Here are some fascinating facts. Did you know?
- Pope Gregory III designated November 1, as a time to honor all saints and martyrs
- This became known as All Saints’ Day
- The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, a day to remember the dead martyrs by warding off the evil spirits
- Eventually the tradition of dressing up to scare evil away developed into Halloween costumes
- Many children dress up and eat candy
- Houses are decorated and young children are encouraged to say “trick or treat” to get free candy
- The pumpkin is also known as a Jack-O-Lantern
Enjoy this word search called “Happy Halloween”. Word searches develop spelling skills, extend vocabulary, and emphasize pattern recognition. Find all the hidden words! Enjoy replaying one of your favorite word searches. Each time you replay it, the words are reordered to make it more challenging.
Word Search Instructions:
1. To view vocabulary words in the boxes below the puzzle, click on each box.
2. To play, click on the first letter of the word and then click on the last letter of the vocabulary word to highlight the entire word in the puzzle.
3. Words may be found going forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.
4. After each vocabulary word is found, each word in the box will have a slash through it if clicked on.
5. Once you have completed the word search, a message will say “CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WIN!”
6. Have fun!
Mobile version may vary. (Word Box: Halloween, treat, pumpkin, costume, candy)
Homeschoolers: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: yummy food. Finish this sentence: I want to…Read the story called Hansel and Gretel in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales. Tell us your favorite Halloween treat.