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Oct 10

Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Halloween

Halloween FactsTen Interesting Facts . . . .Halloween

1.  Chocolate

Chocolate is the most popular type of Halloween candy. It makes up about three-fourths of all trick-or-treat candy.

 

Candy Type Sales Average Price Introduction Company


$509.85 million

$1.25

1928

Hershey


$500.82 million

$1.15

1941

Mars


$456.91 million

$1.11

1930

Mars


$324.63 million

$1.05

1900

Hershey


$306.51 million

$1.11

1935

Hershey


$116.13 million

$1.56

1993

Mars


$101.27 million

$1.12

1932

Mars


$100.70 million

$1.02

1994

Hershey


$93.46 million

$1.03

1923

Mars


$82.25 million

$1.04

1946

Hershey

 

2. Amount

Approximately 90 million pounds of candy are purchased during Halloween.

 

3. Tootsie Pops

It takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

 

4. Sneaking Candy

Ninety percent of parents say they sneak candy from their children’s Halloween bag.

 

candy corn

5. Candy Corn

The National Confectioner’s Association reported that more than 35 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year. That is nine billion kernels.

 

6. Pets

Over $300 million are spent on Halloween costumes for pets yearly.

 Harry Houdini ~ Ten Interesting Facts . . . Halloween

7. Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini died on Halloween night from a appendicitis after receiving three stomach punches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Costumes

Approximately 40% of Americans dress up in Halloween costumes.

 

9. Treat-or-Treat

About 72% of Americans hand out Halloween candy, 46% carve pumpkins, 21% visit haunted houses, and 12% dress up their pets.

 

10. Jack O’ Lanterns

The first Jack O’ Lanterns were made out of turnips.

 

Information Sources

 

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~~**^**~~Free Monster Cards~~**^**~~

 

Free Printable Halloween Cards

These cards work well with Halloween trivia. Simply have your students research interesting facts, write them on the cards, then assemble the monster. These make a terrific bulletin board.

 

Halloween Facts Bulletin BoardExamples ~~ 6th Grader

Halloween Bulletin Board

 

Example ~ 2nd Grader

Halloween Bulletin Board

This activity could even be adapted for kindergarten. I asked students to tell me something they liked to do on Halloween. I wrote their sentences on index cards. The students then copy the sentences onto their monster card.

Halloween Bulletin Board

 

Gay Miller

 

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