Are you superstitious?

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This is a teachers presentation about well known superstitions like walking under ladders and black cats etc.

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Are you superstitious?

  1. 1. Are you superstitious?
  2. 2. What are superstitious? • A belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck • A belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck
  3. 3. • Are they lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like Black cats? Black cats
  4. 4. • If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune • If it walks away from you, it takes the good luck with it. Good or bad luck!
  5. 5. White butterflies • Are they lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like Butterflies?
  6. 6. Good luck • If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year
  7. 7. Horseshoes • Are they lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like Horseshoes?
  8. 8. Good or bad luck! • This holds the good luck. Especially over doors. • Now the good luck falls out!
  9. 9. Is this lucky? Why or why not? Do you like walking under ladders? Walking under ladders
  10. 10. Walking under a ladder. Bad luck
  11. 11. Are they lucky? Why or why not? Do you like white rabbits? White rabbits
  12. 12. Saying “white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits”. Good luck
  13. 13. Breaking mirrors Is this lucky? Why or why not? Do you like broken mirrors?
  14. 14. Bad luck Seven years of bad luck to break a mirror.
  15. 15. Autumn leaves • Are they lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like Autumn leaves?
  16. 16. Good luck Catch falling leaves in Autumn and you're have good luck. Every leaf means a lucky month next year.
  17. 17. Opening umbrellas • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like opening umbrellas inside your home?
  18. 18. Bad luck Opening an umbrella indoors.
  19. 19. Magpies Are magpies lucky? Why or why not? Do you like magpies?
  20. 20. Bad luck If you see only one magpie.
  21. 21. • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you finding a clover with four leaves? Finding a clover with four leaves
  22. 22. Finding a clover with four leaves? Good luck
  23. 23. White heather • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like white heather?
  24. 24. Good luck • White heather
  25. 25. 13 and Friday 13th • Are these lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like 13 and Friday 13th?
  26. 26. Bad luck • The number 13. • Friday the 13th is very unlucky.
  27. 27. New shoes on a table • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like new shoes on a table?
  28. 28. Bad luck New shoes on a table.
  29. 29. Spilling salt • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like spilling salt?
  30. 30. Bad Luck Spilling salt
  31. 31. Wish on a wishbone • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like wishing on a wishbone?
  32. 32. Who gets the bigger half? This requires two people Find the wishbone in a turkey Both of you make a wish, close your eyes and pull the wishbone. The winner is the person with the biggest half.
  33. 33. Touching wood • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like touching wood?
  34. 34. Good luck Touching wood
  35. 35. Cross your fingers • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like crossing your fingers?
  36. 36. Good luck Crossing your fingers
  37. 37. … luck comes in threes • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like when three good or bad things happen in a row? 3
  38. 38. Bad luck comes in threes • Some people say that 3 bad things happen in a row… 3
  39. 39. Walking on cracks • Is this lucky? • Why or why not? • Do you like walking on cracks?
  40. 40. Bad luck Walking on cracks

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