Family Story Time – October 31, 2014

Boo! A packed house full of costumed boils and ghouls!

Welcome Song: Hello, Friends

Book 1: Ten Orange Pumpkins / Stephen Savage


Hand Rhymes

  • I wake up my hands
  • Wiggle your fingers
  • The itsy-bitsy spider
  • Open-shut them
  • Roly poly

Book 2: Go Away Big Green Monster / Ed Emberley


Action Songs

  • Bend and stretch
  • Zoom zoom
  • Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Tick tock tick tock (I’m a haunted cuckoo clock – “boo!”)
  • The elevator song

Goodbye Song: Goodbye, Friends!

I turned “tick tock” into a Halloween song by turning “I’m a little cuckoo clock” into “I’m a haunted cuckoo clock”, and having the kids shout “boo!” when they jump, instead of “cuckoo”. It was fun!

Also – no surprises here, Go Away Big Green Monster! was a massive hit. I think the entire library heard us shouting “Go Away!” at the top of our lungs. We even did a few practice shouts, just to warm up….