SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Halloween Storytime

on October 24, 2011

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Mouse’s First Halloween – Lauren Thompson

 

Song: Ghosts on Halloween (see at end)

(I’m just sticking these in from memory…if I find my original …which is of course much better, =P I’ll update it.)

The Ghosts on Halloween say Boo! Boo! Boo!

Boo! Boo! Boo!, Boo! Boo! Boo!

The Ghosts on Halloween say Boo! Boo! Boo!

All through the night.

Witch…says Hee, hee hee! (rub your tummy)

Skeleton… says clatter, clatter, clatter. (shake your arms)

Monster… says Growl, Growl, Growl. (hands up like claws)

 (A variation of Wheel on the Bus, acting like different Halloween monsters)

Book: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Linda Williams

 

Activity: Boo! It’s Halloween

Boo! It’s Halloween
(Pop Goes the Weasel)

Sometimes I like to walk in the dark,

I like to shout and scream,

I walk up behind somebody I know,

BOO! It’s Halloween!

 (A fun, simple chant. You can do it again and again.. getting more and more quiet with louder Boo!’s.)

Book: Los Gatos Black on Halloween – Marisa Montes

 

Shadow play: In the Dark Dark Woods (see full version here)

 (I made transparencies for the classical story. We did it twice, asking before each shift…’should we go in the house?’ etc.)

In a Dark, Dark, Wood…

In a dark, dark wood

there was a dark, dark house.

And in that dark, dark house

there was a dark, dark room.

And in that dark, dark room

there was a dark, dark cupboard.

And in that dark, dark cupboard

there was a dark, dark shelf.

And on that dark, dark shelf

there was a dark, dark box.

And in that dark, dark box

there was a . . .Ghost!

Book: What’s in the Witches Kitchen? – Nick Sharratt

 

(a fun book with the perfect gross factor appeal. For a smaller group I let the kids open the flaps.)

Craft: Trick or Treat bags

(The kids decorated sandwiches and then trick-or-treated to our reference desks and circulation desk.)

 

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