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See what kids know about superstitions and the beliefs that they will bring good or bad luck.
- 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”.
- Ask for examples of superstitions.
- Specifically ask what they can think of as symbols of good luck and bad luck.
- Why not see what kids know about superstitions? They can take a quiz at the National Geographic kids’ page.
- Check out corsinet.com for lots of superstitions.
- 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.