The Boo Breakout





Halloween night will soon be upon us. Your costume is ready to go, your flashlight has batteries, and your trick or treat bag is ready to be filled. But wait, brace yourself, if you don't solve this breakout in 45 minutes, no trick or treating for you! Ready Set Boo!

Halloween is a contraction of the following words: All Hallows' Evening or All Hallows' Eve.

This holiday is celebrated in many countries on October 31.

Halloween activities include going trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, visiting haunted houses, and watching horror films.

Most parts of the pumpkin are edible. You can eat the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. Pumpkins can be boiled, steamed, pureed and mashed. Seed are often roasted and eaten as a healthy snack. Pie is certainly a go-to dessert for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkins belong in the squash family and are known for their orange color. BUT, they are grown in shades of:

white

red

green

yellow

and even blue pumpkins!

The Top Trick or Treat Candy by State

Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers # 1. Pumpkins are nice, but candy is so sweet and colorful.

Halloween is a great time to wear a costume. Have you ever dressed up as a witch, werewolf, weightlifter or Wonder Woman? Perhaps, a ghost, pirate or a super hero? Americans also like to dress up their pets on October 31.

A study from the National Retail Federation shows Americans spent over $300 million on pet costumes last year!

Check out the referee, cheerleader, firefighter and joker dogs! They are ready to get some big beefy bones in their trick-or-treat bags.


created by: Peggy Reimers Please email preimers@tcea.org for questions, comments or hints.

Cool statistic: For October 2017, 953 students and teacher solved The Boo Breakout. Spooktacular!