October 30, 2009

Halloween Treat & Story

Each year, my class loves to listen to this version of an oral story, enhanced with an interactive element. This is all you need to incorporate a fun story of "Witches Brew" using an overhead Projector. Have fun with the script, alter it and make it your own. I drape the overhead with a black cloth and even dress up like a witch as well.

What do you need to gather:
-Overhead projector
-Red, yellow, green, blue food coloring
-Few drops of cooking oil
-ENO package
-Glass pie plate half filled with water to be placed atop of an overhead projector
-A few die cut shapes of witches, (bats too!) to lay on the overhead at the beginning of the story
-piece of yarn
-stir stick or a spoon

Be sure to tell the story slowly, using the directions within the story

Boys and girls, when summer is over and you are getting ready to go back to school the Halloween witches are also very busy making plans for Halloween. They gather around from all over the world, big witches, small witches, fat witches, ugly witches, silly witches and old witches.
All the witches hop on their broomsticks and fly far, far, far away to the cave of the oldest witch of all. Each one will bring a secret ingredient to be put in the pot of brew. The old witch is ready and waiting for the other witches. Her lazy black cat is asleep near the fireplace where a large pot is filled with water and hanging over the fire.

Would you look inside the pot?
-remove the witch die cuts from overhead and place the glass pie plate with water in it on the projector

Watch very carefully.

The ugly, old witch is saying "fellow witches, let's begin our brew. What have you brought with you to make it more horrible than last year? I am putting some green slime from the darkest
corner of my cave into it.

- drop two drops of green food coloring into the water.

"I have a drop of blood from a rat , "said the skinny little witch

- add a drop of red food coloring

"I will add some juice from this jar of rotten blueberry jam " said another witch.

- drop in some blue food coloring

Hey, hey, hey wait till you all see what I brought!!! It is a pair of eyes from two dead fish said another witch.

-add 4 small drops of cooking oil.

Let me add the spit from a coyote screamed the large witch.

- add three drops of yellow coloring

I will fool everyone with a few drops of ketchup, said another witch.

- add three drops of red food coloring

Here are a couple of snake eyes……and a snake! Yelled another witch

- add in two drops of cooking oil and the small piece of yarn.

I risked my life getting some rattlesnake poison, shouted one witch.

- add two more drops of yellow coloring

So, one by one the witches added their secret ingredients to the brew. The mean old witch carefully stirred.

- slowly stir the brew to swirl the colors.

The fire became hotter and hotter and soon the brew began to bubble and boil. If you listen carefully, you can even hear it.

-add in an ENO tablet to the plate. It will fizz and bubble for a minute, it will then turn the mixture black.

Now the witches cackled with glee as they hopped and danced around their horrible brew. Each one takes a vial of it, hops on her broomstick and flies off screaming "Happy Halloween."

Serve some homemade brew to the children that you have prepared prior to the story.

Homemade rootbeer or a lemonade with red food coloring is a great homemade brew idea!

Thanks to Ambassador Tamara Warner for this fun Halloween idea to use at a party or school.