If you’ve been following this blog since last year, you know I teach my preschoolers about All Hallow’s Eve (aka Halloween). It is a great way to connect our fun Halloween with the special and meaningful All Saints’ Day.
I begin by helping the kids compare the words All Hallow’s Eve with Halloween. What fun to see the similarities! I explain that long ago, All Hallow’s Eve was what they used to call Halloween, and that Halloween is just a shortened version.
We talk about how Halloween is the night before All Saints’ Day, the special day when we remember all the saints in heaven. We talk about what makes a person a saint. We talk about how trying to follow Jesus in a special way helps us all live as saints. We talk about the special things we can do to help us do that.
We watch a fun movie from Brain Pop Jr. (For those who don’t have a membership, the Halloween movie is free!) I stop the movie at certain points so we can talk some more.
Finally I send an article home for the parents. It’s called From black cats to the pumpkin patch: A History of Halloween.