Ghosts – Preschool

Introduction Welcome
Book How to Scare a Ghost by Jean Reagan 
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Action Rhyme Ring Around the Pumpkins
Ring around the pumpkins
Pocket full of spiders
Boo! Boo!
We all fall down!
The ghosts are in the meadow
Drinking witches brew
Boo! Boo!
We all stand up!
Source: Awesome Storytime 
Books Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
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Action Rhyme Tonight is Halloween
Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man!Did you hear a ghost say, “Boo!”
A ghost say, “Boo!,” a ghost say, “Boo!”
I think I just heard him too—
Tonight is Halloween!

Have you tasted Goblin Stew,
Goblin Stew, Goblin Stew?
I wouldn’t taste it if I were you—
Tonight is Halloween!

Did you see that bat fly through
That bat fly through, that bat fly through?
I’d run home if I were you—
Tonight is Halloween!
Source: The Mailbox

Action Rhyme Ghost Chant
Ghost so scary,
Ghost so white,
Don’t scare (child’s name)
On Halloween Night
Source: Piggyback Songs: Seasons & Holidays
Action Song The More We Boo Together
The more we boo together, together, together,
The more we boo together the scarier we’ll be.
‘Cause my boo plus your boo will make goblins boo-hoo.
The more we boo together the scarier we’ll be.
Source: King County Library System
Dance Song Put Your Fingers in the Air by Miss Carole
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye song  It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Craft: A big ghost and a little ghost.
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Ghosts – Toddler

Introduction Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed
Books Five Silly Ghosts by Hilli Kushnir
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Action Rhyme The Ghost
I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)
He saw me too (point to yourself)
I waved at him (wave your hand)
But he said “BOO!” (try to scare person next to you)
Source: Preschool Education
Book Pop-Up Haunted House
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Traditional Rhyme This is Big, Big, Big/Clap Clap Your hands
I have started incorporating sign language into “This is Big, Big, Big” rhyme.
ASL Ghost
Nursery Rhyme Little Miss Muffet
Little miss Muffet she sat on her tuffet,
Eating her curds eating and whey
Along came a spider who sat down beside her
And frightened miss Muffet away.
Action Song Baby Ghost
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Flying through the air. (Move puppet back and forth in front of toddler.)
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Touching your hair. (Have ghost touch toddlers hair.)
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Flying down low. (Bring hand with puppet down low.)
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Touches your toe. (Bend down and touch ghost to toddlers toe.)
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Flying up high. (Raise ghost puppet up high.)
Baby ghost, baby ghost
Touches your eye. (I had the kids hide behind their puppets and then we all shouted “Boo!”)
Source: Preschool Express 
Action Song Two Little Ghosts
A very old witch was stirring a pot (make a stirring motion)
Ooo-oooo! Ooo-oooo!
Two little ghosts said, “What has she got?” (shrug shoulders)
Tippytoe, tippytoe, tippytoe…(“walk” fingers up arm or tiptoe in circle)
Boo! (Clap hands loudly)
Source: Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols
Dance Song Wiggle Walk by Carole Peterson
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Say Goodbye

Craft:

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Ghosts – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

Books

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Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette
My First Ghost by Maggie Miller
Spooky Shadows: Pop-Up and Play by Richard Fowler

Action Rhymes

Five Little Ghosts
Five little ghosts dressed all in white
Were scaring each other on Halloween night.
“Boo!” said the first one, “I’ll catch you.’” (Hold up pointer)
“Wooo said the second, “I don’t care if you do! (Hold up middle finger)
The third ghost said, “You can’t run away from me.” (Hold up ring finger)
And the fourth one said, “I’ll scare everyone I see! (Hold up little finger)
Then the last one said, “It’s time to disappear.” (Hold up thumb)
“See you at Halloween time next year!”
Source: Awesome Storytime

The Ghost
I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)
He saw me too (point to yourself)
I waved at him (wave your hand)
But he said “BOO!” (try to scare person next to you)
Source:Sunflower Storytime

The Haunted House
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
On Halloween.

continue with:
The mice go “Squeak, squeak, squeak”
The cats go “Meow, meow, meow”
The witches go “ha ha ha”
The monsters go “rawr, rawr, rawr”
The bats go “ee ee ee”
Source: Preschool Education 

This Old Ghost
Tune: This Old Man

This Old Ghost, he played One (raise 1 finger)
He played “peek-a-boo” on the run
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!

This Old Ghost, he played Two (raise 2 fingers)
He played “peek-a-boo” on my shoe
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!

This Old Ghost, he played Three (raise 3 fingers)
He played “peek-a-boo” on the run
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!
Source: King County Library System

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Scooby Doo Theme Song
Witch Doctor
Monster Mash
Monster Spray by Duke Otherwise

Take Home Craft

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Source: My coworker and I ended up switch crafts, so I do not know the source of this craft.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 15.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Ghosts – Toddler

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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Ghost Eats It All by Janee Trasler
If You’re Spooky And You Know It by Aly Fronis
Peek-A-Boo by Nina Laden

Traditional Rhymes

This is Big Big Big

This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now with me
Clap your hands, let me see
Clap your hands with me

Beep, beep, beep your nose
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders
Tap, tap, tap your knees
Shake, shake, shake your feet

Little Miss Muffet 

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Action Rhymes

Little Ghost
Little ghost, little ghost, turn around,
Little ghost, little ghost, touch the ground.
Little ghost, little ghost, make a scary face,
Little ghost, little ghost, run in place.
Little ghost, little ghost, count to two,
Little ghost, little ghost, now shout, “BOO!”
Source: Finger Frolics 2 by Nancy C. Allen

The Haunted House
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
On Halloween.

continue with:
The mice go “Squeak, squeak, squeak”
The cats go “Meow, meow, meow”
The witches go “ha ha ha”
The monsters go “rawr, rawr, rawr”
The bats go “ee ee ee”
Source: Preschool Education 

All Around the Town Tonight
Tune: “Pop, Goes the Weasel”

All around the town tonight,
The ghosts chased their friends.
Everyone had lots of fun,
Boo! It’s pretend!
Source: Preschool Express

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Scooby Doo Theme Song
Pumpkin Patch Polka

Take Home Craft

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Source: My coworker and I actually switched crafts, so I am unsure of the source of this craft.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 10.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot