I have a preschooler at home who comes home from preschool every day
with a new song. She sings all the time. Her school does not
participate in holiday celebrations, however, because she has a very
wide array of culters in her class.

I remember some songs from when I was a kid, but not well enough to
teach Gillian any of them, so I set off to search some songs up.

Or, rather, it started off as songs. I also ended up with a list of
10 coloring pages for my husband to print out at work (no printer
here), and some other activities, recipes, and other fun stuff.

I thought I'd share my stuff here for everyone to enjoy!

Songs

The Haunted House" (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..." The 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...".

Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Pumpkin, pumpkin Sitting on a wall (have children sit down) Pumpkin,
pumpkin Tip and fall (have children tip over) Pumpkin, pumpkin
Rolling down the street (child rolls on floor) Pumpkin, pumpkin
Trick or treat!!!!

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins (hold up fingers for pumpkins) Sitting on a
gate The first once said "Oh my! It's getting late" The second one
said, "There are witches in the air" The third once said " But we
don't care" The fourth once said "It's Halloween fun" Ooooooh went
the wind And out when the lights (clap hands to the word "out") And
the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight (roll arms).

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

At the first house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... a large
piece of chocolate taffy

At the second house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... two
lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the third house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... three
pralines, two lollipops, and large piece of chocolate taffy

At the fourth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... four
peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and large piece of
chocolate taffy

At the fifth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... FIVE
POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and
a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the sixth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... six peanut
clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines,
two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the seventh house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... seven
candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four
peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of
chocolate taffy

At the eighth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... eight
chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE
POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two lollipops and
a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the ninth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... nine
orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six
peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three
pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the tenth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... ten shiny
pennies, nine orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied
apples, six peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints,
three pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the eleventh house on halloween my neighbor gave to me...

eleven creamy nougats, ten shiny pennies, nine orange gumdrops,
eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six peanut clusters,
FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three pralines, two
lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy

At the twelfth house on halloween my neighbor gave to me... twelve
cherry bonbons, eleven creamy nougats, ten shiny pennies, nine
orange gumdrops, eight chewy caramels, seven candied apples, six
peanut clusters, FIVE POPCORN BALLS!!! Four peppermints, three
pralines, two lollipops and a large piece of chocolate taffy!

Deck the Patch

Deck the patch with orange and black Fa La La La La La La La La Take
along your goody sack Fa La La La La La La La La Don we now our gay
appareal Fa La La La La La La La La Toll the Ancient Pumpkin Carol
Fa La La La La La La La La

Halloween Night...
(Frere Jacques)
Jack-o-lanterns, jack-o-lanterns,
Hall-o-ween, Hall-o-ween!
See the owls gliding,
Coal black cats are hiding,
Ghosts go "Boo," ghosts go "Boo!"

Haunted House...
(Pop Goes The Weasle)
All around the haunted house,
The bat chased the goblin.
The ghost floated overhead.
Scat! went the black cat.

Halloween Coloring Pages:
http://coloringbookfun.com/halloween/index.htm
http://www.coloringbookfun.com/hallnew/

Classroom Crafts- crafts for school parties.

Pompom Spiders- even young kids can make spiders by gluing two black
pompoms together and adding black pipe cleaner legs. Add wiggly eyes
for fun.

Pompom Pumpkins-Kids can make a pumpkin from an orange pompomand
black and green felt. You can even make the pompoms out of orange
yarn.

Spooky Hands- Buy plastic food service gloves, candy corn, and
popcorn. Have the kids put 1 candy corn in each finger for finger
nails, and fill the rest of the bag with popcorn, leaving enough
room to tie it with some ribbon!

Food for Halloween Parties

Candy Corn by the Slice (Pizza)
1 package refridgerated pizza crust dough (10 ounces)
2 cups shredded Chedder Cheese, divided into 1 cup portions
2 tablespoons paprika
1/4 cup white cheese sauce*
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup tomato sauce

*to make white cheese sauce, mix 3 tablespoons vegetable broth with
3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese in a sauce pan over low heat, until
melted. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.

1. Preheat oven to 400*F. Spray 13 inch round pizza pan with cooking
spray. Fit pizza dough into pan, shaping as needed.

2. Place 1 cup cheddar cheese in medium bowl. Add paprika and stir
until cheese is evenly colord; set aside. Make white cheese sauce.

3. Spread white cheese sauce in the center of the pizza in 4 inch
diameter circle. Arrange mozzarella cheese on top of white sauce.
Place 3 inch ring of tomato sauce around the center circle; top with
paprika and cheddar cheese mixture. Use remaining 1 cup of cheddar
cheese to create 1 1/2 inch boarder around edge of pizza.

4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edge is lightly browned and
cheese is melted and bubbling. Cut into wedges and serve.

Ghosts at the Watering Hole
1 package (12 ounces) chocolate chips
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
Package of large marshmallows

1. Combine chips, cream,c orn syrup, butter and salt in small
saucepan. Heat over low heat until chips melt and mixture is smooth.
Pour into fondue pot; set over low heat (a small crock pot would
work good).
2. Place marshmallows in serving bowl. Set out stack of sdessert
plates and fondue forks for dipping.

Add to the fun: set out a plate of graham crackers for a variation
on the classic Smores.

Hope you enjoy all of these ideas and snacks! Happy Halloween!