Halloween 2014 is right around the corner. In Atlanta and around the country, kids are ready to don their creepy or cute costumes, grab their trick-or-treat bags, and hit the streets to collect major loads of candy. Halloween is often associated with ghosts and goblins, but it can be fun and family-friendly for youngsters of all ages. To get your family into the spirit of Halloween, here are some jokes and fun facts for kids and the young at heart.
Halloween Jokes for Kids
Give your kids a spooktacular laugh with these Halloween jokes and riddles from Jokecenter.com.
- Q: What kind of streets do zombies like best? A: Dead ends
- Q: What do you call a skeleton that doesn’t work? A: Lazy bones
- Q: Why is a ghost such a messy eater? A: Because he’s always goblin
- Q: What do goblins and ghosts drink on Halloween? A: Ghoul-ade
- Q: Who has webbed feet and fangs? A: Count Quackula
- Q: What’s a mummy’s favorite kind of music? A: Wrap!
- Q: Where do ghosts water ski? A: On Lake Erie
- Q: What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A: Sand-wich
- Q: What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon? A: Sour puss
- Q: What does a skeleton order at a restaurant? A: Spare ribs
Halloween Fun Facts for the Young at Heart
What’s the most popular candy during Halloween? What was the largest pumpkin ever? Why are orange and black associated with Halloween? Share these interesting fun trivia facts from Halloweenweb.com with your kids to get them into the spirit and excited for the holiday.
- According to CBS8, the most popular costumes for kids in 2014 are Elsa, Olaf and other characters from “Frozen,” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, zombie, ninja, pirate, clown, witch, vampire, “Book of Life,” flapper, Batman, “Despicable Me,” “Monster High,” and “Star Wars.”
- The most popular costumes for couples at Halloween Express include Ham and Swiss, Key to My Heart, “Duck Dynasty,” Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, “Day of the Dead,” “Toy Story,” “Top Gun,” Captain America, and “A Christmas Story.”
- More than 50% of adults in the U.S. plan on dressing up for Halloween.
- 35 million lbs. of candy corn are sold each year.
- The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,810 lbs. and was donated to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden after Halloween.
- 11% of all Americans dress up their pets for Halloween.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
- Of all the candy sold annually, one quarter of it is sold during Halloween time.
- Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1 and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups #2. Chocolate makes up about ¾ of a trick-or-treater’s loot.
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
- The next full moon on Halloween night will be October 31, 2020.
- Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.
- The first Jack-O-Lanterns were not pumpkins – they were hollowed-out turnips and originated in Ireland.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
- If you see a spider on Halloween, it’s believed to be the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
- The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal its size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
- The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.
- “Halloween” movie facts: The popular movie was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget. It was shot in the spring and used fake autumn leaves.
- Trick or Treat for UNICEF started in 1950 in Philadelphia.