Infant Storytime: Halloween

Books We Shared

Flannel Boards We Shared

Shadow Shapes

I showed everyone these “scary shadows” that, upon being flipped over, turn out to be cute pictures of happy things!

Who’s That Knocking?

(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

Who’s that knocking at my door?
At my door, at my door?
Who’s that knocking at my door?
Who can it be?

Knock, knock! Who’s There?
It’s… a pirate! (or superman, or bumblebee)

Pirate’s saying “Trick or treat,
Trick or treat, trick or treat!”
Here’s a treat for you to eat–
Happy Halloween!

(Credit: Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols)

Action Songs & Bounces We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!
You’ll find lyrics/words to those songs & rhymes we shared without CD accompaniment here.

Where is Thumbkin?

(Tune: Frere Jacques)

(hide hands behind your back)
Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am! Here I am! (bring out each hand with thumb sticking up)
How are you today, sir? Very well and thank you! (thumbs talk to each other)
Run away! Run away! (Hands hide again behind back)


Peekaboo, where are you
Hiding in your… PLACE! Peekaboo!
Peekaboo, I see you
And your smiling… FACE! Peekaboo!

Goodbye Babies (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Friends 

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies
Goodbye babies, it’s time to say goodbye.

Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the songs/bounces on CD that we used in storytime.

“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“Monster Boogie” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

We took some group photos, and I also got a lot of cute pics of the kids, many of whom were wearing Halloween costumes today!

Continue the Fun

Here are some more books about Halloween to check out at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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