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Superstitions Vocabulary Word List (91)

A)A fallen eyelash on a face, Abracadabra, Acorns, Amber, American flag touching the ground, Apples
B)Bad luck, Bird in your house, Bizarre, Black cat, Blarney Stone, Blue, Brides wearing a six pence, Broken mirror
C)Catch a falling leaf, Cats have nine lives, Charms, Chimney sweep, Coincidence, Crack on a sidewalk, Cricket in the house, Cross your fingers
D)Dandelions gone to seed, Dolphins following a ship, Dreams, Dropping a fork, Dropping a spoon
E)Elephant hair bracelet
F)Fable, Folklore, Four leaf clovers, Friday the 13th
G)Garlic, God bless you, Good luck, Grasshoppers, Groundhogs Day
H)Harbinger, Hold your breath when passing a cemetery, Horseshoes above a door
I)Inside out shirt, Itchy palm
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K)Knock on wood
L)Ladybugs bring luck, Lucky
M)Make-believe, Myths
N)Number 13, Number 7
O)Odd, Old wives tales, Omens, Opals, Opening an umbrella inside
P)Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Penny facing up, Penny for thoughts, Picture falling off a wall, Praying mantis, Pull out a gray or white hair, Punxsutawney Phil
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R)Rabbit's foot, Rally sports hat, Ravens, Red sky at night, Red sky in the morning, Rooster crowing at night
S)Salt thrown over a shoulder, Seeing a robin in spring, Seeing the moon through a mirror, Shooting star, Signs, Sorcery, Spilling salt, Spit on a new baseball bat, Step on a crack, Strange
T)Taboos, Throw coins in a fountain, Tooth fairy, Touch wood, Turkey wishbone
U)Unexplained, Unique, Unlucky, Unusual
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W)Walk underneath a ladder, White butterfly, Wish on birthday candles, Wishes
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Lesson Plan ideas and superstition game ideas:
1. Think about typical superstitions for some holidays or special days (Halloween, Christmas, weddings, animals, sports, etc.)
2. Give the meanings of ten common superstitions. According to lore, do they bring good or bad luck?
3. Give examples that might qualify as wishes rather than superstitions.

Commonly heard superstitions in sayings, poems or lyrics:
1. Monday's child is fair of face.
Tuesday's child is full of grace.
Wednesday's child is full of woe.
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving.
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
But the child born on the Sabbath, is lucky, bonny, wise and gay.

2. If a baby is born with a caul over his or her face, he or she will be lucky and rich.
If a child is born feet first, they will have magical or healing powers.
If a baby's first tooth appears on the lower jaw, they will have a long life.

3. Knife falls, gentleman calls.
Fork falls, lady calls.
Spoon falls, baby squalls.

4. Something old, something new.
Something borrowed, something blue.

5. Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue, And a lucky sixpence in her shoe.

6. Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Blue, you will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Brown, you will live in the town,
Married in Pink, you spirit will sink.

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