Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Halloween

Add a little fun to Halloween with these Ten Interesting Facts. Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. Great for upper elementary students.Add a little fun to Halloween with these two activities that pair well together. Learning a little trivia with ‘Ten Interesting Facts.’ Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. These are great for upper elementary students.

Next use the facts on the Halloween craftivity. Your students won’t grumble over this writing assignment. The interesting topic is fun to research and write about. The end result makes a terrific bulletin board. See details below the facts. 

~~**^**~~ Halloween Facts ~~**^**~~

1.  Chocolate

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

The Most Popular Candy Bars

Candy Type Sales Average Price Introduction Company
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup
$509.85 million

$1.25

1928

Hershey
M&Ms
$500.82 million

$1.15

1941

Mars
Snickers
$456.91 million

$1.11

1930

Mars
Hershey Milk Chocolate
$324.63 million

$1.05

1900

Hershey
Kit Kat
$306.51 million

$1.11

1935

Hershey
Twix
$116.13 million

$1.56

1993

Mars
3 Musketeer Bar
$101.27 million

$1.12

1932

Mars
Hershey Cookies and Cream Bar
$100.70 million

$1.02

1994

Hershey
Milky War Bar
$93.46 million

$1.03

1923

Mars
Almond Joy
$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 ~~**^**~~

 

These cards pair well with Halloween trivia. First read the ten interesting facts that are provided in the handout. Next have students research additional interesting facts. Students write them on the cards and then assemble the monster. These make a terrific bulletin board. Get the free patterns on TPT.

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.

Add a little fun to Halloween with these Ten Interesting Facts. Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. Great for upper elementary students including 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Add a little fun to Halloween with these Ten Interesting Facts. Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. Great for upper elementary students including 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Add a little fun to Halloween with these Ten Interesting Facts. Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. Great for upper elementary students including 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Add a little fun to Halloween with these Ten Interesting Facts. Grab the facts in pdf form making them easy to share for distance learning. Great for upper elementary students including 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

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