Halloween. What an exciting time for young children! Halloween gives little kids a chance to use their wonderfully vivid imaginations. They can pretend to be whatever they want to be—a superhero or a pirate or a princess. There are some enjoyable seasonable poems and finger-plays that can enhance the enjoyment of the season. Here are a few for you and your child to enjoy:
Halloween Surprise (sung to the tune Sing a Song of Sixpence)
First you take a pumpkin
Big and round and fat
Then you cut the top off
That will make the hat
Then you hollow out the
Nose and mouth and eyes.
Show it to the children for a
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate
The first one said, “My it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air.”
The third one said, “I don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Come on, let’s run.”
The fifth one said, “It’s only Halloween fun.”
So they sat up straight and lit their light,
And became Jack-O-Lanterns on Halloween night.
I saw a Halloween tree
And someone who was looking at me.
Black cats and bats
And witches, too,
The ghosts and skeletons
All said “Boo, woo—ooo”
Enjoy Halloween—a way to celebrate the imagination of a young child!