Fun Halloween stuff for everyone!
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This month’s editorial will have a Halloween quiz (newsletter recipients only - let me know if you'd like to be added to the newsletter recipient list) as well as embedded Halloween information.
Each question is worth 2 pts and the bonus question is worth 7pts. The game ends when the first person who emails me their answers and gets 27 points OR Sunday (10-10-04) at midnight, whichever comes first.
1. A possible precursor to trick-or-treating may have been the British custom “souling”. About what year (AD) did “souling” begin?
2. Originally, why did people wear masks on Halloween?
3. Bobbing for apples was begun by the Celts in the middle of the first century. What were the two reasons they did this?
4. In what century did people start to have Halloween parties?
5. Who started Halloween?
6. Pumpkins are not a vegetable but a fruit. Where did pumpkins come from?
7. Speaking of pumpkins, what was the population of Pumpkin Bend Township, Arkansas in 2003?
8. Where and when in America was the very first recorded Halloween celebration?
9. Within 250 pounds, what is the world’s record weight for the biggest pumpkin?
10. What is the fear of Halloween called?
What are some OTHER names for Halloween? (I have a list of 7)
Our September Children's Writer Group Only contest winners were... bianca_bAND jmaranez, who each won 7500 gps!
Congrats to the winners!
Featured Stories, Articles and Poems for Children
A PG-13 story, if you dare! BWAHAHAHAHAHA er... um... yeah.
A picture to get you in the spirit!
Writing.com Resources for Children’s Writers
Creative Sparks & Inspirations
Write a creative and entertaining nonfiction essay about what you did on Halloween.
From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! --Scottish saying
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. --William Shakespeare Witches in Macbeth
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