Our sixth and final week of this Story Time session was spent reading Halloween stories and playing fun Halloween games. The children wore their Halloween costumes, which were adorable and very creative. The books we read this week included, Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach, The Little old Lady who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Shake dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa, In a Dark Dark Wood by David A. Carter, and There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro.
We used egg shakers to make the bones shaking sounds during the rythmic Shake dem Halloween Bones book. This book features children dressed up as different fairy tale characters, some of who the children weren't too familiar with like Tom Thumb and Puss in Boots.
It was fun to watch the children roll a miniture pumpkin across the floor using a stick. Some children found that they could make it go farther if they just rolled it like a bowling ball. We also built a skeleton using a large poster sized picture of a skeleton that I had cut into puzzle pieces. We played a Halloween "Bingo" game where I gave the children a picture of a Halloween haunted house and they placed markers of different parts of the picture as I called out words like cat, bat or ghost.