It’s been awhile… have you missed me? I’m still settling into my new home and looking for a part-time job. In the meantime, enjoy this preschool Halloween storytime… and enjoy this fun time of the year!

Halloween Open Storytime with Jennifer: October 18, 2006


Put Halloween-related felt pieces on the board and talk about the different characters (costume possibilities).
Opening rhyme: Sometimes my hands are at my side…
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
*Fingerplay: Owl Eyes


Read-aloud #1: In a Dark, Dark Wood by David A. Carter (pop-up book)
Song: “The Ghosts Go Gliding” (to the tune of “Ants Go Marching, see Cobb’s I’m a Little Teapot book)
Read-aloud #2: Mouse’s First Halloween by Lauren Thompson
**Monkey Mitt: Pumpkin Pie Rhyme (Witch and 5 Pumpkins)
***Rhyme (with basket and maraca): Stirring our Brew
Read-aloud #3: Brooms are for Flying by Michael Rex
Storytell (with Story Props): Go Away Big Green Monster (kit available here)
Read-aloud #4: Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor
Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs


Closing song: “Toe Knee Chestnut”
Closing rhyme: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 fingertips…

*Owl Eyes
There’s a wide-eyed owl
(Circle your eyes with your hands)
With a pointed nose
(Make a beak with your fingers)
Two pointed ears
(Make ears with your fingers)
And claws for toes
(Wiggle your “claws”)
He lives way up
(Point way up)
In the tree
(Way, way up)
And when he looks at you
(Point to children)
He flaps his wings
(Flap your wings)
And says, “Whoo! Whoo!”

**Pumpkin Pie Rhyme
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
A witch flew by…
“Ahhahahahaha, I’m going to make you into pumpkin pie!”
Four little pumpkins… (and so on)

***Stirring our brew…
Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew…
(Pretend to stir.)
Wooooooo! Woooooo!
Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew…
Wooooooo! Wooooo!
Tip-toe. Tip-toe.
(Pretend to tip-toe.)
(Jump out with hands up high.)

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