Halloween Circle - Boo!

We celebrate Halloween in our home.  It's always been one of my Mother's favorite holidays and watching her enjoy the day with my girls over the years has been priceless.

I realize it's the day after Halloween, but I wanted to get this posted in case someone wants to use it next year.  All songs, verses and rhymes are taken from WeeSing for Halloween with minor adjustments.  I grew up with this on tape and played it constantly.  I love sharing the songs I know by heart with my little ones...

Watercolor pumpkin with tissue paper cut outs

Our ghosts circling...

As we light our candle: 

Fire fairies fire fairies, come to our circle
Let the fire fairies come, bringing golden light from the sun!

Opening Verse (stays all season):

The Earth is firm beneath my feet, (touch hands to ground)
The sun shines bright above. (Make sun above head)
Here I stand so straight and tall, (standing up very straight)
All things to know and Love. (Hug self)

Halloween is Here:

(Each girl picks a story stone and then gets to act out their part of the song)

Fly, fly, fly little witch
Halloween is here.

Flap, flap, flap little bat
Halloween is here.

Moan, moan,moan little mummy
Halloween is here.

Crawl, crawl, crawl little spider
Halloween is here

Float, float, float little ghost
Halloween is here

Stomp, stomp, stomp little monster
Halloween is here.

Have You Seen the Ghost of John

(This is sung in a round.  We all sing together, then the older two start off the round)

Have you seen the ghost of John?
Long white bones with the skin all gone…
Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on?

5 Little Ghosts

(For this one we all have a little paper ghost.  I sing the song and tap each girl on the head in turn, and they sit down.  For the last line, all sitting ghosts must close their eyes and the last ghost creeps up and “Boo!”s them.  So fun!)

Five little ghosts went out to explore,
One found a house to haunt, leaving just…

Four little ghosts on a late night spree,
One found a cemetery, leaving just…

Three little ghosts stopping by the zoo,
One found a chain to rattle, leaving just…

Two little ghosts still looking for some fun,
One found a kid to scare, leaving just…

One little ghost with nothing left to do,
'Til he snuck up behind you and shouted out Boo!

Witches Brew:

(This is a hand clapping game…I vary the sequence for the girls depending on their coordination, but everyone gets a turn!)

Witches’ brew hot
Witches’ brew cold
Witches’ brew in the pot,
nine days old.

Monsters like it hot
Ghosts like it cold,
Skeletons like it in the pot
nine days old.

Spin Spider:

(One girl is the spider and takes the cotton yarn and “spins” by wrapping the yarn all around us and the room)

Spin spider spin, spin your spider web.
Spin spider spin, spin your spider web.
On Halloween night, you’re such  spooky sight,
Spin spider spin, spin your spider web

(Repeat until spider has “finished”)

Closing verse:

Stars, moon and sun…
Now our circle is done.
We’re ready to start our day
full of learning, love and play.


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