Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26: Make Your Own Luck Day

image from quick-good-fortune.com

See what kids know about superstitions and the beliefs that they will bring good or bad luck.


Superstitions

Materials:

  • None

Directions:

  1. Ask kids what a superstition is. Wikipedia defines it as “a belief in a non-physical (i.e. supernatural) causality: that one event causes another without any physical process linking the two events”.
  2. Ask for examples of superstitions.
  3. Specifically ask what they can think of as symbols of good luck and bad luck.
  4. Why not see what kids know about superstitions? They can take a quiz at the National Geographic kids’ page.
  5. Check out corsinet.com for lots of superstitions.
  6. Falkor.org also details superstitions and offers explanations of how they came about.

Check out the full August calendar. It includes floating holidays, specialty weeks, and specialty months.

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