Preschool Storytime Ideas
Halloween is more popular than ever! And Halloween storytimes are a great way to involve the older siblings of your preschool audience, since they really appreciate this topic. There are too many craft ideas to mention, but making paper pumpkins is always popular (be sure to check out our Pumpkin storytime theme: http://www.bayviews.org/storytime/https://www.bayviews.org/stpumpk/ ). Another easy craft is a ghost windsock. Take a plain sheet of white paper, cut out eyes and a mouth, then tape it into the shape of a tube. Tape white tissue paper streamers around the bottom, and you have a ghost decoration.
Williams, Linda. THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING. In this great story for action and participation, an old lady is followed when she walks in the woods.
Silverman, Erica. BIG PUMPKIN. In this spoof of The Enormous Turnip, a witch, mummy, vampire, and other monsters try to pull up a big pumpkin. Get the audience to chant the repeated phrases.
Sierra, Judy. THE HOUSE THAT DRAC BUILT. Patterned after The House That Jack Built, this scary story will involve the audience and works great with school-age children.
Montes, Marisa. LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN. The rhyming text mixes in some Spanish words in this multicultural Halloween story.
Leuck, Laura. ONE WITCH. A counting book with a Halloween theme.
Duval, Kathy. THE THREE BEARS HALLOWEEN. Who is visiting the Three Bears on Halloween night?
Grambling, Lois. T-REX TRICK-OR-TREATS. T-Rex can’t decide what costume to wear on Halloween.
Colandro, Lucille. THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A BAT. A Halloween spoof of the traditional folk song.
Penny Peck,San Leandro Public Library September, 2008