Campfire Storytime – Scary Park

Wildlife Prairie Park is hosting their annual Scary Park this October.

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This kid-friendly Halloween experience offers kids a chance to trick-or-treat, go on a hayride, ride the haunted train, and much more. This year, I’ll be sharing some spooky stories with the kids by a campfire. Below is an overview of what I have planned.

Books!

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Can You Make A Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

Goodnight Goon : A Petrifying Parody  by Michael Rex

Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

The Skeleton In The Closet by Alice Schertle

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Fingerplays/Songs:

Scarecrow, Scarecrow from: Katie Yeh (Tune: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear) Scarecrow, Scarecrow, turn around Scarecrow, Scarecrow, jump up and down Scarecrow, Scarecrow, arms up high Scarecrow, Scarecrow, wink one eye Scarecrow, Scarecrow, bend your knee Scarecrow, Scarecrow, flap in the breeze Scarecrow, Scarecrow, climb into bed Scarecrow, Scarecrow, rest your head The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Haunted House from: Kid’n’kaboodle (Tune of “Wheels on the Bus”) 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. The steps in the house goes “Creek, creek, creek…” T he cats in the house go “Meow, meow, meow…” The mice in the house go “Squeak, squeak, squeak..” The people in the house go “Eek, eek, eek…”
Comments: Turns out, having lots of book options is not a good idea. Stick with a solid 3-4 books. This years favorites were, Pumpkin Trouble, Can you Make a Scary Face? and Go Away Big Green Monster. I must have read these books 7-8 times each over the course of the two hours I was there. Everyone loved it! I had one group stay for all of my books and songs and they still wanted more. At this point I figured an impromptu rendition of “Let it Go” from Frozen was appropriate. The kids loved it and the parents laughed as I tried to figure out all the words.
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