ITS HALLOWEEN Its Halloween! Its Halloween! The moon is full and bright And we shall see what cant be seen On any other night. Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls, Grinning goblins fighting duels, Werewolves rising from their tombs, Witches on their magic brooms.
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Halloween is celebrated by nearly all British and American children, and over 70% of adults. Many families carve pumpkins and decorate the outside of their houses. Part of the fun of Halloween is to get scared out of your wits. This can easily be done by visiting a haunted house. Why do spirits hate the living and try to scare them away? The living always want to clean up their homes, while ghosts prefer dust, spiders and darkness.
The Tower of London is said to have 30 ghosts! Visitors have seen Queen Anna Boleyn, for example, the second wife of King Henry VIII. The ghost of his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, runs through the rooms of Hampton Court.
The beautiful Glamis Castle has a reputation as the most haunted castle in Scotland. The Chapel at Glamis is the Grey Ladys favourite place.
Most children have a wonderful day on Halloween. They go trick- or- treating. Often, theres a party at a friends home. At most parties, prizes are given for the best costumes. Bobbing for apples, telling fortunes, and snacking on caramel apples, cider, and pumpkin pie.
CARAMEL APPLES 8 apples 2 packet of caramel ¼ cup water 8 sticks Put the saucepan with the caramels and water over a pan of boiling water. Boil the water until the caramels melt. Put a wooden stick into the top of each apple, dip the apple into the caramel. Let them cool on wax paper.
BANANA GHOSTS 4 bananas 1 bar of white chocolate 8 sticks Peel the bananas and cut them in halves. Push a stick into each half and freeze until firm (about 3 hours). Put a bar of white chocolate in a saucepan and melt it. Spread the melted chocolate on the frozen banana halves. Put them on a dish. Press on candies or nuts for eyes and mouths and return them to the freezer until they are ready to serve.
DEVILS EYEBALLS 6 eggs (boiled hard) Cream cheese 12 olives Ketchup Cut the eggs in halves. Remove yolks and fill the hole with cream cheese. Cut the olives and press them into each cream cheese eyeball. Dip a toothpick into ketchup and draw broken blood vessels in the cream cheese. These eyeballs look terrific!
FINGER SANDWICHES Thin sliced white bread Soft butter Cream cheese Almonds Ketchup Gently flatten the slices of bread and spread them with a little butter and cream cheese. Stick an almond on to each tip to form the nails and add some tomato ketchup for the blood!
1. Dabra hasnt got a broom. 2. Wabra hasnt got a big hat. 3. Dabra and Abra havent got long noses. 4. The fat witch isnt Cadabra. 5. Abra isnt standing next to Wabra.
SPOOKY HELLOWEEN QUIZ 1. When is Halloween celebrated? a) December 25 th b) February 14 th c) October 31th 2. What colours are associated with Halloween? a) red and green b) yellow and blue c) orange and black 3. Who can walk through walls? a) witches b) goblins c) ghosts 4. What is worn to keep vampires away? a) garlic b) onion c) pepper
5. When are werewolves supposed to come out? a)during a full moon b) after midnight c) on a Halloween night 6. What does a witch use for transport? a) a hat b) a motorbike c) a broomstick 7.What would you call a group of witches? a)coven b) gang c) mob