Trick or Treat!

English Fun 21 October 2010 | 6 Comments

“Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.”  This is a little rhyme that some kids say when they knock on someone’s door to get candy on October 31st – Halloween.  Most kids simply say, “Trick or Treat” though.  Luckily the people at the houses usually just hand out treats and usually do not play any tricks.

Last year, I took my kids out trick or treating for almost 3 hours.  We walked all over our neighborhood, knocking on doors where the lights were on.   If the lights are not on at the house,  then we didn’t go to them because this is a sign that the people at the house are not giving away candy.

Lots of churches and communities also have  Halloween festivals either held on October 30th or October 31st. There are cake wheels, where you can place you money on a number and then the wheel is spun.  If the wheel lands on your number, then you win a home made cake.  There are also costume contests and lots of other games to play.

Carving a Jack o’ lantern is one of my favorite activities.   Since I live in a warm climate, we carve them on October 30th or 31st because they get rotten fast!  Up North, when we lived in Canada,  we carved them much earlier and kept them lit at night for a few weeks.

This year my youngest son will dress up as a tiger, my oldest son will be Luke Skywalker from Star Wars.  My daughter will dress up as a black cat.  They each decided what they wanted to be and of course they are all very excited!

6 Responses on “Trick or Treat!”

  1. tetsuragon says:

    Excellent pumpkin carving photo. Great creative talent!
    In the Halloween night, I would say “Trick or Beer”. LOL
    Happy Halloween!

  2. Yvonne says:

    Some people here have adult parties and call it “Trick or Beer!”

  3. It sounds fun!
    I wanna see photos showing your children in their dresses.

    Nowadays, we can see some Halloween items in grocery stores.

    Btw, do you use an expression of “turn into a pumpkin” ?
    Only for girls and women?

  4. Yvonne says:

    I will post some pictures as soon as I sew Callum’s costume. “Turn into a pumpkin” – I think I would use it with little kids or woman. I guess you could use it with anyone though.

  5. Takunori Sanuki says:

    Halloween always reminds me of the film,”E.T”. I never forget the scene that children were flying while they riding bike.It just like fantasy.

  6. Yvonne says:

    You know I have never seen that film. But I do remember seeing that scene before on TV. I love fantasy stories. Thanks so much for your comment!

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