With today’s date, what else could we do but a Halloween storytime. I invited the kids to come in costumes, and we had some great ones: a home-crocheted caterpillar costume, a strawberry, lots of Halloween themed shirts, and a cute pumpkin bib.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
One day in the fall, a little gray mouse found a big orange house. She nibbled a hole in the middle, to make a door. And she nibbled two holes up near the top, to make two windows. And then she nibbled a wide hole near the bottom, so that all her children could run in and out. Then she put a candle inside to light up the darkness.
The mouse’s little house
was a sight to be seen.
It was a jack-o’-lantern —
BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman
This is a board book, but it comes in a great larger size that is perfect for sharing with a group.
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals
TICKLE: Slowly, Slowly Very Slowly
MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over
HOW IT WENT:
I thought this was a pretty fun storytime. Things seemed to move and flow well. Since I haven’t done a Halloween storytime for this age group, I was a little hesitant about what books to choose — you never know what will frighten someone. But neither of these books did, so that was great. It’s so much fun to see all the little kids dressed up!
ATTENDANCE: 36 people