Storytime Theme: Halloween


*See Haunted House Folder for more ideas on the Haunted House activity and such

Books --

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London
Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Up Pop the Monsters 1-2-3! (Pop up) by Carla Dijs
Trick or Treat Little Critter by Gina Mayer
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
Skeleton in the Cupboard by David Pelham
The Little Old Lady who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams illustrated by Megan Lloyd
Boo Who?: A Spooky Lift-the-flap book by Joan Holub
The House that Drac Built by Judy Sierra
Six Creepy Sheep by Judith Ross Enderle and Stepanie Gordon Tessler illustrated by John O'Brien
A Halloween Mask for Monster by Virginia Mueller illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw illustrated by Margot Apple
Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night by anne Rockwell
Mousekin's Golden House by Edna Miller
Wind Spins Me Around in the Fall by Charlotte Agell
The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King
Who Said Boo?
Room on the Broom
Inside a House that is Haunted
Halloween Bugs
The Ugly Pumpkin
Mouse's First Halloween

Scare the Moon by Harriet Ziefert
Halloween Bugs by David A Carter
Who Said Boo? by Anne Muranda
In a Dark Dark Wood by David A Carter
Mommy? by Sendak

Story Extensions

  • Finger Plays/Songs:
    • 5 Little Pumpkins
    • 9 Little Spiders
    • If It's Halloween and You Know It
    • 9 Little Pumpkins
    • Raffi "There's a Spider on the Floor" (CD)
    • Witch's hat
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • 10 Little Witches
    • Pumpkins
    • The Haunted House
    • We are Pumpkins
    • Five Little Pumpkins
    • Pumpkin TIme
    • Once There Was a Pumpkin
    • A House for a Mouse
    • What Am I?
  • The Little Orange House
  • W-H-I-T-E spells white (song)
  • Witches Brew
  • Let's Build a Scarecrow (See folder for more details)
  • Rhyming basket pictures (ghost/toast, cat/hat, trick/stick, treat/feet)

Arts and Crafts

Halloween Creatures

Coloring sheets

Halloween House

Edible Art Spiders
round crackers
Peanut butter
Small pretzel sticks

Spider Web
paper plate
Black paint
Black marker
Black or white thread
*See folder for instructions

Paint Pumpkins

*Random Mummy template parts available
*Cut out skulls are available

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills