“Halloween” preschool storytime

halloween preschool

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

Ring Around the Pumpkins
Ring Around the pumpkins
Pocket full of spiders
Boo! Boo!
We all fall down!
The ghosts are in the meadow
Drinking witches brew
Boo! Boo!
We all stand up!
Source: Sunflower Storytime
*The kids had us do this 4 times. A hit!

Sometimes I like to Walk in the Dark
(Sing to Pop Goes the Weasel)
Sometimes I like to walk in the dark
I like to shout and scream.
I sneak behind somebody I know
Boo! It’s Halloween!
Source: King County Library System

Big Round Eyes
Big round eyes
and fuzzy wuzzy hair
and a big loud boo!
but I’m not scared
because behind this mask you will see
that the monster is really me!
Source: King County Library System

Book – Click Clack Boo by Doreen Cronin

Song – Mr. Eric’s “I Can Shake my Shaker Egg

Felt Board – Five Little Ghosties
Five little ghosties shining clean and white,
Waiting for their mother to bring dinner for the night.
One little ghost said ‘I’m too hungry to wait!’
Grabbed up some ____ and that is what it ate.
It swallowed it all down into its hungry tum.
Do you know what color did that ghost did become?
Count down remaining ghosts end with…

One mother ghostie, shining clean and white,
Brought home to her little ones dinner for the night.
When she saw the colors her ghosts had become,
She knew just what do to, and put into their tums,
A tall glass of milk, and a marshmallow or three.
Then her little ghosties were as white as white could be!
Source: SLC Book Boy
*The kiddos LOVED this one!
 

The More we Boo Together
The more we boo together, together, together,
The more we boo together the scarier we’ll be.
‘Cause my boo plus your boo will make goblins boo-hoo.
The more we boo together the scarier we’ll be.
Source: King County Library System

Book- The Spooky Box by Mark Gonyea

Five Little Pumpkins Felt Board
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one says, “Oh, my.  It’s getting late!”
The second one says, “There are witches in the air!”
The third one says, “But I don’t care.”
The fourth one says, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one says, “We’re ready for some fun!”
Ooooooooooo went the wind, and OUT went the light,
and five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Source: Traditional

The Witch on the Broom
(The Wheels on the Bus)
The witch on the broom goes hee, hee, hee, hee, hee, hee
The witch on the broom goes hee, hee, hee,
All through the night.
The ghost in the castle goes boo, boo, boo
The werewolf in the field goes hoooooowl
The Frankenstein goes stomp, stomp, stomp
The cat at night goes meow, meow, meow
Source: Adapted traditional/ King County Library System

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Tell ghost stories on Halloween night. Make up your own stories or read a classic “scary” book together. Have a costume party and write your own unique invitations. Once guests have arrived, why not play a word game using only Halloween-related words? Organize Halloween candy in different ways. Organize by shape, size, candy name, or even candy type, and then trade! This activity helps to reinforce the importance of math in everyday life. Bake a pumpkin pie. Following recipes is a great way to improve both reading and math skills. Children can read the instructions out loud and/or help measure the ingredients when making a treat for the family. Research the history of Halloween, and share spooky statistics!
Source: Early Literacy Connection

 

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