53 Halloween Questions to Ask Students

Do you want to get to know your students better on Halloween? You can use some to start a conversation and get to know them better. What is their favorite Halloween candy? What’s the best costume they have ever worn? What’s the worst Halloween experience they have ever had?

53 Questions to ask students students about Halloween:

  1. Do you know the history of Halloween?
  2. How did it start?
  3. What does it celebrate?
  4. What are some popular Halloween symbols?
  5. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
  6. What is your favorite Halloween movie?
  7. What is your favorite Halloween book?
  8. What do you like most about Halloween?
  9. What is your least favorite thing about Halloween?
  10. What was your best Halloween costume ever?
  11. What was your worst Halloween costume ever?
  12. What is the most creative costume you have ever seen?
  13. What was your most embarrassing Halloween moment?
  14. What’s the best Halloween party you have ever been to?
  15. What’s the worst Halloween party you have ever been to?
  16. Are you going to dress up this year? If so, what are you going as?
  17. Do you like to decorate for Halloween?
  18. What is your favorite Halloween decoration?
  19. Do you like to give or receive Halloween gifts?
  20. Do you like to go door-to-door trick-or-treating, or do you prefer to stay home and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters?
  21. Have you ever gotten lost while trick-or-treating?
  22. Have you ever been pranked on Halloween night? If so, what happened?
  23. Did you ever play a prank on someone on Halloween night? If yes, what did you do?
  24. Are you superstitious when it comes to Halloween? For example, do you avoid walking under ladders or stepping on cracks in the sidewalk?
  25. Do you have any family traditions related to Halloween? If so, what do they look like?
  26. How is Halloween celebrated where you are from?
  27. Do people dress up in costumes where you live for Halloween, or is it more low-key?
  28. Is there anything that scares you about Halloween?
  29. Do ghosts, witches, zombies, or other things related to Halloween give you nightmares?
  30. Did something particularly scary happen to you on Halloween when you were younger that you have not forgotten even after all these years?
  31. Do lanterns, spider webs, or other Halloween-related decorations make you feel uncomfortable or creepy?
  32. Do horror movies set around Halloween scare you more than other horror movies set at other times of the year?
  33. Have you ever played games related to Halloween, such as “Gathering Apples” or “Pin the Tail on the Black Cat“?
  34. Is there a certain type of candy that you dislike when trick-or-treating and want to avoid at all costs (even if it means giving it away)?
  35. Do you feel more uncomfortable at parties or gatherings with a haunted house theme than at parties with other themes (e.g., beach party, pool party, etc.)?
  36. What would be your dream Halloween party?
  37. Would you rather go trick-or-treating in a group or alone and why?
  38. Do you like haunted houses? If so, have you ever gone through one alone?
  39. Are you afraid of pumpkins? Why or why not?
  40. Have you ever carved a pumpkin? If so, what design did you carve into it?
  41. What is your favorite design to carve into a pumpkin?
  42. Do you think pumpkins are overrated or underrated? Why do you feel that way?
  43. What do you think happens to people when they die?
  44. In your opinion, do ghosts exist?
  45. Do you believe in witches? Why or why not?
  46. Have you ever seen a real ghost? If so, what did it look like?
  47. Do you think haunted houses are actually haunted by ghosts, or do you think it’s all for a show?
  48. What do you think about black cats being considered “bad luck“?
  49. Does superstition bother you or interest you?
  50. What is the best part of Halloween for you? The candy, the costumes, or something else entirely?
  51. Do you have any other thoughts or feelings about Halloween that you’d like to share?
  52. What’s the most bizarre Halloween story you know?
  53. What do you think of people who do not celebrate Halloween?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are 5 traditions on Halloween?

One tradition of Halloween is dressing up in costumes. People often dress up as their favorite characters from movies, books, or TV shows. Another tradition is trick-or-treating. Children go from house to house asking for candy. A third tradition is carving pumpkins. People carve faces into pumpkins and then put candles inside. A fourth tradition is baking pumpkin pies. Pumpkin pies are made from the pulp of cooked and pureed pumpkins. The fifth tradition is watching horror movies. Horror movies are often shown on Halloween night on TV.

What does every Halloween party need?

A Halloween party includes costumes, decorations, food, and games. Costumes can be shop-bought or homemade. There are many websites with instructions on how to make simple costumes. Decorations can be as simple as putting a pumpkin on the porch or as elaborate as creating a haunted house. There are many recipes for spooky foods, such as mummy hot dogs and witch’s brew. Games include bobbing for apples, playing tag in the dark, and telling scary stories.

How to organize a Halloween party for children?

Hosting a Halloween party for kids can be a lot of fun. You can decorate your house with spooky decorations, put on a haunted house show, or serve spooky food. You can also provide games and activities that the kids will enjoy. Some ideas include carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, and making costumes. Whatever you do, be sure to have fun and get into the spirit of Halloween!

Why is Halloween celebrated?

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated on October 31. It is a time to dress up, eat candy and have fun. It is believed that Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain was a time when the dead could walk among the living and when people would dress up as ghosts, goblins, and other creepy characters.


No matter how long you have been teaching, it’s always important to get to know your students better every chance you get! We hope these questions will help you have some great conversations with your students this Halloween season!

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