Booing: A Halloween Tradition


Includes:

- Hard Cover Book

- "You've Been Booed" Poem

- Wisp the Ghost 

- Suction Cup

Price: $29.99 plus tax and shipping

What is Booing?


Booing is a Halloween tradition of surprising neighbors with treats during the month leading up to the holiday. Families sneak special treats onto neighbors' or friends' porches after dark with a note attached saying "You've Been Booed". When a family gets "booed", they have two days to "boo" two other families, spreading the fun. Furthermore, they are suppose to hang their ghost in the window to signify that they have already been "booed".


How to Boo in Your Neighborhood


  • Prepare two bags of treats. Include Halloween candy, goodies, crafts, and/or toys. Get creative!
  • Attach a copy of “You’ve Been Booed” to the front of each bag.
  • After dark, place the two treat bags you created on two of your neighbors’ or friends’ porches, (Make sure they do not have a ghost hanging in their window. If they do, you’ll know they have already been booed). Be sneaky and don’t let them see you!
  • Ring the doorbell, RUN, and Hide!
  • Watch and listen to the joy you bring to your neighbors/friends as they find the treats on their porch.
  • Watch to see how far and quickly the boo spreads!


How to Boo in Your School


  • Have students prepare something for another class like a bag of treats or something they are working on in class. Students could write a story, draw a picture, construct something, provide geographical clues to their whereabouts…the possibilities are endless. Have fun with it!
  • Attach a copy of “You’ve Been Booed” to the teacher’s computer or desk.
  • Deliver your items when the other class is at gym, music, or lunch. Be quiet and sneaky. Don’t let them see you! (Make sure they do not have a ghost hanging in their window. If they do, you’ll know they have already been booed.)
  • Watch and listen to the joy you bring your friends in other classes. Remember to keep your act of kindness a secret.
  • Watch to see how far and quickly the boo spreads!
  • When your classroom gets booed, hang your ghost in the window.



History of Booing


Booing usually begins in late September and ends Halloween night. It's roots can be traced back to he early 1980's. Booing originated in the United States and occurs in pockets all over the country. Booing also goes by "Ghosting", "Spooking", "Hobgobling", and "The Phantom" depending on where you live. It occurs in neighborhoods, at schools, in offices, and in nursing homes.