Preschool Storytime – Halloween

Hello everyone! Boo! This week will talk about Halloween, pumpkins, scarecrows, costumes and trick or treating. We will not be doing anything scary.

Song – So Happy You’re Here by Hap Palmer

Book – The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – by Linda Williams-Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

 

Flannelboard – Ten Little Pumpkins

Ten Little Pumpkins all in a line

One became a jack – lantern

then there were nine.

Nine little pumpkins peeking through the gate

An old witch took one

Then there were eight

Eight little pumpkins, there were never eleven

A green goblin took one

Then there seven

Seven little pumpkins

Full of Jolly tricks

A white ghost took one

Then there were six

Six little pumpkins

Glad to be alive

A black cat took one

Then there were five

Five little pumpkins

By the barn door

A hoot owl took one

Then there were four

Four little pumpkins

As you can plainly see

One became a pumpkin pie

Then there were three

Three little pumpkins

Feeling very blue

One rolled far far away

Then there were two

Two little pumpkins

Alone in the sun

One said so long

And then there was one

One little pumpkin

Left all alone

A little boy chose him

Then there were none.

Ten little pumpkins

In a patch so green

Made everyone happy

One Halloween.

Credit – Childhood

Book – We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House – by Mr. Krieb -It’s Halloween night, and as the moon rises, four children set off to find the witch’s house. On their way they encounter a host of silly, spooky characters, from a skittle-skattling skeleton to a shirking, lurking Dracula. Can they make it all the way to the witch’s house? Or will their fears get the best of them?

We're Off to Find the Witch's House

Fingerplay – “Five Little Pumpkins”

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (show 5 fingers)
The first one said, (1 finger)
“Oh, my, it’s getting late.” (hands on cheeks)
The second one said, (2 fingers)
“There are witches in the air.” (point up and look up)
The third one said, (3 fingers)
“But we don’t care.” (wag pointer finger)
The fourth one said, (4 fingers)
“Let’s run and run and run.” (move arms like you’re running)
The fifth one said, (5 fingers)
“I’m ready for some fun.” (punch up w/both fists)
“Whooo!” went the wind,
and out went the light, (clap on “out”)
And the five little pumpkins (5 fingers)
rolled out of sight. (roll arms)

Credit – http://www.themotherhuddle.com/halloween-fingerplays-and-songs/

Book – Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat – by Eileen Christelow- Five little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu.  “Don’t lose the rascals!” Mama tells her. But soon those mischievous monkeys meet their friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!” Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those rascals get tricked by their own monkey business

Song – Witches Brew
Words and Music: Hap Palmer

Instant Sing Line: I got magic, Alakazamakazoo.

Lyrics:
Dead leaves, seaweed, rotten eggs, too
Stir them in my witches brew
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo

Spider web, moldy bread, mucky mud, too
Stir them in my witches’ brew
I got magic! Alakazamakazoo

ooo – My witches’ brew – ooo
What’s it gonna do to you? Boo!

Floor wax, thumb tacks, purple paint, too
Stir them in my witches’ brew
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo

Finger nails, lunch pails, apple cores, too
Stir them in my witches’ brew
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo

ooo – My witches’ brew – ooo
What’s it gonna do to you? Boo!

Wrinkled prunes, mushrooms, motor oil, too
Stir them in my witches’ brew
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo

Action:
“Dead leaves, seaweed…”
Children pretend to throw ingredients in a cauldron.
“Stir them in my witches’ brew.” Children do stirring motion.
“I got magic, Alakazamakazoo.” Children pretend to cast spell using any hand movements they feel are appropriate.
“Boo!” Make a sudden scary movement.

Closing song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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