5 Captivating Witch Facts For Kids

Lots of kids like to dress up in witch costumes for Halloween, complete with pointy black hats, black capes and broomsticks. With faces painted green and perhaps even a large, bent prosthetic nose with a lumpy mole, little ones have a lot of fun getting into character for a fun night of trick-or-treating. But beyond this perception of a witch's appearance, there is so much more to learn about the history, powers, and symbols associated with these spellbinding creatures. Reading children witch books is a great place to start teaching little ones about the many facets of their favorite Halloween figure.


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Interesting Witch Trivia To Share At Halloween  

Witches are typically associated with Halloween. However, in Sweden the witches come out on Easter.  It is believed that the witches flew on broomsticks to an island to dance with the devil on the day of Jesus' resurrection. Hence, kids dress up as witches and trick or treat, but they do so around Easter. 


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Cats and toads are also known as "familiars" to witches, and connect them to the world of  magic. 


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The term "witchcraft" is falsely been assumed to have a negative connotation. In fact, it is an umbrella term that refers to both black magic and white magic. Practitioners of white magic are actually good witches. 


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Although witches did indeed carry brooms, they were not used to fly through the night sky. Rather, witches always swept the floors clean before a healing ritual.


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Pumpkins are considered the one vegetable that is capable of keeping evil spirits at bay during Halloween. Witches are known for using pumpkins as part of their witchcraft activities. Kids will love learning more about this seasonal vegetable by reading children's pumpkin books.




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