Happy Halloween!! This week's story time was about all things Halloween - pumpkins, ghosts, witches and other spooky creatures that might say BOO! We read The Three Bear’s Halloween by Kathy Duval, a funny take-off of the Goldilocks story and also Halloween Mice by Bethany Roberts, which told about partying mice. Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin was about Farmer Brown, who did not like Halloween. And we revisited our old favorite, Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. Interesting how many of these books had shadows, lights, and the word BOO! We also watched the spooky creatures dance on this video!

Craft time had the children decorating a white paper cup with crayons and Halloween foam pieces. Next they glued a ghost to a craft stick, then inserted the stick through a slit at the bottom of the cup. Push up on the stick, and the ghost pops up and says...you know! BOO!
A Halloween fingerplay and a song finished out the hour.  Try these for yourself this spooky Halloween night!

The Ghost
I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)
He saw me too (point to yourself)
I waved at him (wave your hand)
But he said, “Boo!”

The witch has an Itch (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The witch has an itch, The witch has an itch.
Oh where, oh where, oh where does the witch have an itch?
On her tiny little ____, her tiny little ____,
The witch has an itch on her tiny little _____.
(Children fill in body parts like toe, nose, etc.)

a cowboy and his horse
a dragon and his grandpa
Director Cathy dresses for the occasion!


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