Halloween was almost a non-event in both my childhood and my daughter’s, as traditions took a long time to cross the Atlantic.
I can remember, though, a popular children's game we played at Guides in autumn - "Apple Dookin" where we had our hands tied behind our back and had to kneel at a tub of water to try and grab an apple with our mouths without getting wet. Another version (still with our hands tied) was to hang apples on a piece of string and again try to get a bite out of them as they swung too and fro.
Turnips were used to to create lanterns as pumpkins were a rarity.
Witches were always a popular theme at fancy dress parties throughout the year and my daughter enjoyed reading the "Worst Witch " books. As for chants - it was
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
This post was prompted by Julie at Anglers' Rest and her series " Book of Me - Written by You", where this week she asks us to write about Halloween.