A little history… Candle lanterns were carved from turnips to commemorate the souls of purgatory This was considered a “souling” practice This practice later adapted into the making of jack-o-lanterns In traditional Celtic traditions turnips were carved with faces and put in windows to ward off evil spirits In America, pumpkins are readily available and easier to carve because of their large size
Trick-Or Treating Ventures
Trick-Or-Treating In the United States children go door to door stuffing their pillow cases full of candy. After Trick or treating it is customary to go home and check to make sure none of the candy is open and that it is all safe to eat.
American Candy This is candy corn, candy corn is a traditional Halloween candy.
Apple Orchards Fall is the season of Apple Harvest. In the fall it common to visit Apple Orchards with your family. At the Apple Orchard you pick your own apples.
Making treats with apples Apple Cider is a delicious treat that is served warm and commonly consumed around Halloween.
Caramel Apples Caramel dipped apples are a delicious treat common around Halloween and the fall months
Pumpkin Harvest There is an abundance of Pumpkins in the United States . During Halloween we go to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to carve
Scarecrows Scarecrows are common devices used to scare birds away from food crops and are decorative on Halloween and autumn months
Pumpkin Seeds The seeds inside pumpkins are taken out, washed, baked, seasoned and eaten
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin pie is a very common desert during the Autumn months and Halloween
Fall/Autumn In the United States
Popcorn Balls Popcorn Balls are a traditional Halloween treat- popcorn mixed with hot marshmallow creme
Hay Rides Families ride on hay-filled wagons throughout an orchard. There are apple and pumpkin orchards. In some orchards there are both pumpkin patches and apples trees.
Horrific Haunted Houses
Question #1 What do the orangeand black colors of Halloween mean or signify?
Question #2 What are 2 common foods eaten during Halloween?
Question #3 What object do children put their candy in during trick-or-treating?
Question #4 What is a common activity to do at an orchard?
Question #5 Where does the word “Halloween” come from from? What are the root words?