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E is for Eerie

The Traveller Alphabet Book


When do you feel eerie?

Are there particular places that make you feel afraid?

What about old or abandoned buildings or the woods at night-time?

What do you do to help yourself feel better when you feel eerie?

Some people might sing a song, hug a teddy or someone we love, make a joke, or tell ourselves we are okay.


Look at the illustration above by the artist Jo Waterhouse.

What has Jo done to make you feel eerie?

Think about how she has used colours, shapes and lines?

Draw a picture that shows somebody feeling eerie.


Eerie is Scottish Cant for afraid.

You may also recognise this word in English meaning strange in a mysterious or frightening way.