Enjoy some Halloween coloring pages! Halloween has to be my favorite holiday. I love decorating and transforming our house into a haunted home for ghosts, witches and skeletons. I spend all year thinking about unique costumes and how to out do the year before! Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy some of these coloring pages. Print out and make some wonderfully scary decorations for your walls! These are great to use at school during some down time or in between lessons. Make your classroom a little scarier this October.
Check out my Free Halloween Coloring Ebook. This book contains 10 various coloring pages available on the website, put together for a quick download.
Free, printable Halloween Activity Ebook. Great for getting into the Halloween spirit at school and home!
Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays. I always have grand plans to decorate my house and create the scariest entry way for trick-or-treaters. Of course, I have yet to actually do that, but I'm confident that one day I'll have the time and excess money to go totally crazy! My favorite memories as a kid are going to Halloween parties put on by our church or my parent's friends. I love the cheesy haunted house stuff and games.
I'm not for sure on the origins of Halloween, but according to internet resources, it can be traced back to the Celtic culture in Ireland. November 1st is New Years on the Druid calendar and on October 31st the celebration would begin. The spirits of all who died in the last year, would rise up and roam the earth. Turnips were originally used for carving and putting candles inside. The turnips were placed outside the homes to ward off the evil spirits. Potatoes and rutabagas would also be used.
Interesting Halloween fact: An intense and persistent fear of Halloween is called Samhnainophobia.