DIY Storytime – Spooky

Enjoy this DO-IT-YOURSELF STORYTIME on the theme of SPOOKY! whenever you like!

BOOKS

Creepy Carrots
• Written by Aaron Reynolds
• Illustrated by Peter Brown
• Published by Simons & Schuster Books for Young Readers
• Presented by Weston Woods
Jasper Rabbit loves to eat the carrots of Crackenhopper Field, until they start to follow him around.
https://video.link/w/C35lb
Kids can make their own creepy carrots using the pattern provided by HeidiSongs:
https://heidisongs.blogspot.com/2019/10/creepy-carrots-free-halloween-craftivity.html

 

At the Old Haunted House
• Written by Helen Ketteman
• Illustrated by Nate Wragg
• Published by Two Lions
• Presented by Storytime anytime
Three children see some spooky things on their way to a Halloween party at a haunted house.
https://video.link/w/R45lb
Artsy Momma has links with craft ideas for several making different haunted houses.
https://artsymomma.com/haunted-house-crafts-kids.html

 

Scaredy-Cat, Splat
• Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Storybook Nany
Splat wants to win the prize for scariest cat at school.
https://video.link/w/Z55lb
Here’s an idea for making a handprint scaredy cat sign for Halloween from Fun Handprint Art:
https://funhandprintartblog.com/scaredy-cats-welcome-handprint-halloween-craft.html

SONGS

Five Little Pumpkins by Super Simple Songs
https://video.link/w/j75lb

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything sung by Allyson Shaner
https://video.link/w/n85lb

Funny Monster Party Wheels on the Bus Song by Annie & Ben
https://video.link/w/P95lb

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS

If You’re Scary and You Know It
(tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re scary and you know it, make a face
If you’re scary and you know it, make a face
If you’re scary and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re scary and you know it, make a face.

If you’re spooky and you know it, then say “Boo!”
If you’re spooky and you know it, then say “Boo!”
If you’re spooky and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re spooky and you know it, then say “Boo!”

If I Was a Monster
(tune: “If I Had a Hammer”)

If I was a monster
I’d chase you in the morning
I’d chase you in the evening, all over this land
I’d chase you to be horrible
I’d chase you just for fun
I’d chase you and chase you, and scare everybody
All over this land.

If I was a werewolf
I’d howl in the morning
I’d howl in the evening, all over this land
I’d howl to be horrible
I’d howl just for fun
I’d howl and howl, and scare everybody
All over this land.

(Substitute other types of monsters with their scary actions)

vampire ……. bite you
giant …………. stomp you
witch ………… cackle
ghost ………… haunt you
banshee ……. shriek
zombie ………. spook you
goblin ………… get you

ONE LITTLE GHOST

One little ghost flew down the street. (wave hand through the air)
“I wonder,” he said, “what I will meet.” (place finger to temple, thinking)
One hairy spider, (move hand like spider)
Two black cats, (put two fingers from each hand on head for cat ears)
Three wild witches with pointy hats, (place hands together to form hat)
Four old owls in a hollow tree, (put hands up to eyes to look through)
And five brother bats to fly with me! (hook thumbs of both hands together
and flap for bat wings)
Find lots more songs and fingerplays for Halloween fun from Childfun:
https://www.childfun.com/holidays/halloween/songs-poems-fingerplays/

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