Preschool Storytime- Halloween 10/28/15

Welcome everyone! Happy Halloween! This week we will be reading stories about Halloween (nothing scary just fun stories). The children can come in an appropriate costume if they want.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today! – 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 – Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch – They all come out on this Halloween night–a diving bat, a hooting owl, an inky black cat, a ghost-costumed child, a regular old dog–and each one contributes to a chain of events that transforms a little mouse.

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 –

Book – Mouse’s First Halloween – by Lauren Thompson- Join Mouse on a spooky fall night. He hears bats flying, leaves falling, and children singing, “Trick or Treat!” What can it mean?

Book – There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! – by Lucille Colandro – What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic “little old lady” books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

Closing song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen