Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night of October 31. Trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, costume parties, visiting haunted houses and carving pumpkins are many of the things we all associate with Halloween – or what used to be known as All Hallows Eve.
But the origins of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”) to celebration the end of the Celtic year, marking the end of summer and the start of the cold, dark winter. Apparently it was also the day when the druidic priests of the Celts believed the dead could come back to the earth and cause trouble for the living – spooky!
Most children love Halloween, perhaps because it is the only time of the year where they can eat masses of sweets, make a gooey mess, scream to their hearts content, and even cut up a fake eyeball or two!
Our truly gross and revolting science kit is perfect for any little one wanting to grow germs, mix up coagulating fake blood and make super gross snot and a smelly intestine – ideal for Halloween madness. They’ll also be able to discover what actually grows on their body and learn the science behind unmentionable bodily functions while doing some disgusting experiments.