Halloween

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Spooky Halloween image with Super Brainy BeansHalloween for kids learning in Primary School. Homework help with the history of Halloween, ideas for things to do and make for Halloween. Website links and games.

History of Halloween

The name Halloween came from the fact that November 1st is All Saints Day or All Hallows’ Day (Allhallowmas) which means to bless the Saints. The night before was called Allhallowe’en which means the evening before All Hallows’ Day. Over time it was shortened to Halloween.

People believed that the spirits of the dead would roam the earth on All Hallows’ Eve so people would walk around dressed as spirits so they would not be noticed. They would also leave out food at the edge of town hoping that the spirits would take the food and not coming into the town.

Today on Halloween, we still dress up as spirits, ghosts, whiches and ghouls. Children knock on doors, trick or treating, asking for sweets, by giving sweets we are asking the spirits to leave us alone.

Halloween videos

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Skeleton with dancing bonesBritish Council
Games, stories and songs all about Halloween.
Colouring page for halloweeniChild
Loads of printouts for Halloween. Colouring activities, dot-to-dot and more.
Halloween design on a doodle bookActivity Village
Explore the categories below to find everything from easy Halloween crafts to Halloween colouring pages and much more spooky fun!

Halloween Games

Haunt the house game logoHaunt the house
Spook all the people out of the house.

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