Five Days of Halloween
(Tune: “Twelve Days of Christmas”)

On the first day of Halloween my monster gave to me, (Hold up 1 finger.)
A bat in an old, dead tree. (Flap arms like a bat.)

On the second day …2 creepy spiders (Wiggle fingers like spiders.)
On the third day…3 howling cats (Stroke whiskers.)
On the fourth day…4 silly scarecrows (Jiggle like a scarecrow.)
On the fifth day…5 jack-o-lanterns (Hands over head like a jack-o-lantern.)

Click Downloads in the menu on the left to get a copy of the book for this song. The book was created by Kathleen Ealy.


Choose one child to be the bat, 2 to be spiders, 3 to be cats, etc. to act out the song. (I never tell the children what movements to make. Just let them use their imaginations and see what they come up with.)

Step Book

Take 3 pieces of paper and stagger them 1" apart. Fold backwards and staple at the top to make a book. Children write the title of the book on the first page and then illustrate each verse on the following pages.

Step Book for Five Days
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Spider Puppet

You will need paper plates, construction paper, an old sock, markers, and a stapler to make this project. Decorate two plates to look like a spider's body. Cut eight 8" x 1 ½" strips for the spider's legs. Glue 4 legs on either side of the body. Staple the plates together around the sides where the legs are glued. Draw a face on the sock and then stick it through the center of the plates.

Spider puppet
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Spider Soup

This is one of my favorite Halloween activities! Get a large industrial size can of chicken noodle soup. Remove the wrapper and cover with construction paper. Write "spider soup" on the label. Take two packages of ramen noodles and crush. Put in a paper lunch sack and write "spider webs" on the front of the sack. Explain to the children that you'll be having spider soup for snack. Show them the can and just LISTEN to their comments. Open the can and put it in a crock pot. (Someone will be sure to comment that they see spider legs and meat!) Show them the sack and explain that you will add crunchy spider webs to make it better. Dump those in and slowly cook until it is warm. Serve in paper cups.

Spider Soup

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