Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Laptime

It's going to be a Hoppin' Happenin' Hoot of a Halloween!
~a Laptime program for Babies and Toddlers~

I get so excited for Halloween!
I just can’t sit still one more minute~

Halloween Night
(Tune: Frere Jacques)

Jack-o-lanterns, jack-o-lanterns,
Hall-o-ween, Hall-o-ween!
See the owls gliding,
Coal black cats are hiding,
Ghosts go "Boo," ghosts go "Boo!"

Can we go Trick or Treating now?
I’m going to be a witch!
Who else is going to be a witch?
One little witch

-point to self
oh, there you are 2 witches – do we have 3 witches?

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Witches

One little, two little, three little witches
~ fingers up, one, two, three
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches
~ one hand flies up and over
Slide down moonbeams without any hitches,
~ slide the fying hand down the other arm
Hi Ho Halloween's here
~ hands on hips, then hands up, palms out

Product DetailsI have a story of one particular witch, a little teeny tiny witch, a Humbug Witch  

Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian
OPL catalog link

That Fred, he’s some cat!

Black Cat

A big black cat with eyes so green
Point to eyes
Went out on the night of Hallowe'en.
He saw a witch.

Bring fingertips in a peak over head.
He saw an owl.
Form circles around eyes with fingers and thumbs
And then he began to "Meow, meow, meow."

Well, Fred may be ready for bed, but I’m not!
Must be all that candy I’ve been eating!

Let’s go outside and start our trick or treating.

Shhhh, do you hear that? What do you hear?
WhooooOooo  oooo Whoooosh
Is that the wind? Can you see it?

Who has Seen the Wind
by Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
~ hands up shrug shoulders
Neither I or you.
~ shake finger back and forth 'no'
But when the leaves hang trembling,
~ fingers hang down from wrists like leaves on trees
The wind is passing through.
~ hands together 'slide' through leaves

How many of you know how to trick or treat?
Okay, now for those of you that don't know, let me show you
First you knock on the door…

Knock Knock

Knock, knock, knock
~knock on floor
Peek in
~cover baby’s arms over eyes and quickly uncover
Open the latch
cover baby’s arms over chest, then quickly extend out to sides
And walk right in
~walk fingers up baby’s tummy
How do you do Mr. Chinny chin chin?
~tickle baby under chin

No, no, no...
that’s not how you trick or treat!
Let’s practice:

You knock on the door.
Wait for it to open,
And say “Trick or Treat!”
Come on, let’s all say it together:
“Trick or Treat”

Good job!
Shall we sing it?

Trick or Treating
Tune: Are You Sleeping?

Trick or treating, trick or treating.
Trick or treating, trick or treating.
I scare you I scare you

Well,we’ve got the treat part down - we just knock on a lot of doors.
We also get to do some tricking!

Halloween Haunt

Tune: A Hunting We Will Go

Oh, a haunting we will go,
A haunting we will go,

We'll catch a ghost,
And put him on a post
And then we'll let him go.

Oh, a haunting we will go,
A haunting we will go,
We'll catch a cat
And put him in a hat
And then we'll let him go.

Oh, a haunting we will go,
A haunting we will go,
We'll catch a witch
And put her in a ditch
And then we'll let her go.

It’s so cold and dark outside.
I’m scared.
Are you scared?

In The Graveyard
Tune: Clementine

In the graveyard,
In the graveyard,
When the moon
Begins to shine
There's a doctor
Crazy doctor
And his monster,

Oh, my monster,
Oh, my monster,
Oh, my monster,
You are very,
Very scary
Don't come near me

If You're a Monster
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It

If you're a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you're a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you're a monster and you know it,
Then your arms will surely show it.
If you're a monster and you know it, wave your arms

Added Verses: Show your claws, Gnash your teeth, Stomp your feet

Go Away Big 'Orange' Monster
~I've taken Edward Emberley's Go Away, Big Green Monster /OPL link/ and created a Flannel board pumpkin (orange) monster. Click here to see photos (after linking, scroll down a bit)

Okay, that’s it.
Let’s go to Grandma’s house to warm up!
My Grandma always has chocolate milk and doughnuts!


Here is a doughnut
~form circle with fingers and thumb
Round and fat.
There’s a hole in the middle
~look through your circle
But you can’t eat that!
~shake head

Yum Yum! Now I’m done.
Nighty Nighty all!


Need more?
Try some of these -

Owl's Eyes

See my big and scary eyes,Thumb and index fingers make owl's eyes.
Get ready for a big surprise.
Turn them upside down backwards, put them on and peer out.

Five Little Ghostesses

Five little ghostesses,
Sitting on postesses,
Eating buttered toastesses,
Greasing their fistesses,
Up to their wristesses.
Oh, what beastesses,
To make such feastesses.

This Old Ghost
Tune: “This Old Man”

This old ghost, he played one,
He played peek-a-boo on the run.
With a biga-buga boo! And a clappity clap
This old ghost is a friendly chap.

Other verses:
This old ghost, he played two…in a shoe
This old ghost, he played three…behind a tree

Funny Bones! (Halloween Glow Books)Funny Bones! 
by Charles Reasoner

Aaaarrgghh! Spider! 

Aaaarrgghh Spider! 
by Lydia Monks
OPL link

Mrs. McMurphy's Pumpkin  
by Rick Walton
OPL Link

The 13 Nights of Halloween 
by Guy Vasilovich
OPL Link

... Let's Play Music has a fabulous Halloween song,

Tis the night of Halloween...

Play this or other fun Halloween music at the beginning and end, or even in the middle of the program for an added bit of fun.

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