Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink (from Car Songs: Songs to Sing Anywhere by Dennis Buck at Kimbo) and Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (board book)
  • Stand-up Activity - Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins similar to "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around")
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern turn around.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern roll on the ground.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern dance on your toes.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern light up your nose.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern reach up high.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern jump to the sky.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern smile with heat.
Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern find your seat.
  • Bridge - Open Shut Them (fingerplay)
Open, shut them
(open and close hands)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap (clap)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap
(put hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them
Under your chin
(creep fingers up chest)
Open your mouth, but don't put them in
(do as words say)

Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them
Open shut them
Put them in your lap
  • Flannelboard/Math Activity - Three Little Pumpkins (not sure where I picked up this rhyme)
  • Book #2 - Maisy's Halloween by Lucy Cousins (board book)
  • Activity – Pumpkins Over There (action rhyme written by Carol Hopkins)
Pumpkins small
And pumpkins tall
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
Pumpkins fat
And pumpkins thin
Pumpkins, pumpkins over there!
  • Closing - Use tamborines to the song "Fruit Salad Salsa" from Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner
  • Craft – Glue small yellow triangles to an orange pumpkin drawing

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