Monsters Don’t Scare Me!

This is a shiny-new update of a monster storytime that I posted about several years ago. This week’s storytime is all about monsters (but ONLY the friendly, cute and cuddly kind!)   If you are trying to avoid a Halloween theme, but are looking for something other than pumpkins, this is a fun theme to try out.…

Pumpkins

Back at the end of October, we did a Pumpkin theme Homeschool Morning to celebrate Halloween! Be sure to bookmark these activities for next fall 🙂 ACTIVITY Life Cycle of a Pumpkin First we started out reading the book Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum. Next, we listened to the Life Cycle of a…

Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

A Halloween Event

This was a Saturday afternoon event at the library.  Children of all ages and their families were invited for Halloween stories, songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating in the library.  I know I do some version of this every year, but I just never get tired of it.  Seeing all of the kiddos in costume is always…

Boo! It’s Halloween!

TODDLER STORYTIME Today we had tons of Halloween fun at storytime!  Some storytime friends even came in costume – we had kitty cats, a crayola crayon, a feirce bull fighter, and even a dinosaur.  The kids had lots of giggles trying to scare their parents/cargivers by saying “Boo!” OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut…