OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It
BOOK 1: Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
Ok, so I got a little carried away with Jan Thomas’s books these past few weeks but this is the last one 🙂 Our library just got this book in and once I read it I knew I had to use it for Halloween storytime. Pumpkin Trouble is too funny and the kids LOVED it!
ACTION RHYME: Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin, big and round, (Make big circle with hands)
Sitting on the cold, hard ground. (Touch the ground)
Soon I’ll pick you off the vine, (Pretend to pick a pumpkin)
Give you a name, and make you mine (Hug pumpkin tightly)
Carve a face for all to see, (Point to face)
Add a candle for Halloween glee! (Clap your hands)
FLANNEL STORY: The Mouse’s Halloween House
Template and story from: Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra
In this story, little mice nibble windows and doors in their big orange house until it becomes a Jack-o-lantern.
BOOK 2: Brooms Are for Flying! by Michael Rex
This is a great book to use for storytime because it gets the children up and doing the actions the whole time!
ACTION RHYME: A Little Witch
A little witch in a pointed cap (make cap on head with hands)
On my door went tap, tap, tap. (do knocking motion)
When I went to open it, (pretend to open door, use squeaking sound effects)
She was not there.
She was riding on a broomstick, (put right fist on left wrist and move left arm upward)
High up in the air!
Credit: Little Story Bug
ClOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds