Witch Theme




Books

One Witch - Laura Leuck, S. D. Schindler
Which Witch Is Which? (Big Bird's Favorites Board Books) - MICHAELA MUNTEAN
Witch's Christmas - Norman Bridwell
The Teeny-Tiny Witch (Funshaped Board Book) - Mary Hogan, Benrei Huang
Witch Dot (Halloween Shape Board Books) - Kelly Asbury
Corduroy's Halloween: A Lift-The-Flap Book - B. G. Hennessy



Songs, Poems, Stories, & Fingerplays

Witchy Song
I'm a witch
Boom! Boom! (clap, clap)
I'm a witch
Boom! Boom! (clap, clap)
With a pointed hat on my head.... (hands point over head...forming a hat)
I jump on my broom (pretend to jump on broomstick)
And I sweep the sky (sweeping motion)
While children are in bed (head resting on hands)



Arts & Crafts

Witch

Supplies needed:

small paperplate, green paint, orange construction paper, black paper, children's hands

Paint small paperplate green. Let dry. Trace children's hands onto orange paper. Cut out hat on black paper.(The paperplate is the witches face, the hands are the hair). Glue the hair onto face, then glue the hat on top of the head(face). Make eyes, mouth, nose with markers.

Witch Mobile

Cut 3 orange circles and 1 black triangle from construction paper. Use strips of yarn for hair. Draw witch's face on 1 circle. Glue hear and triangular hat to face. Place witch's head face down on table. Place remaining circles below head approximately 1" apart. Place end of string in center of bottom circle. Extend string through center of all circles and triangle. Tape string to each shape. Tie a loop above the hat and hang from room.

~Submitted by Hope in Florida

Witch Hats

Black & yellow construction paper,sturdy paper long enough to fit around a child's head. Cut a large triangle from black paper to form the hat. Add a yellow strip about one inch wide, about one inch or so from the base of the triangle for a hat band. Use the scraps of black (or use any color from your scrap box) to cut long strips for hair and glue to the base of the hat. Fit a one inch band of sturdy paper or light cardboard around the child's head and staple. Staple or glue the hat to the band.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare



In The Kitchen

Witch Hat Cookies (No bake)

Take Oreo� cookies and place them on wax paper. Place an unwrapped Hershey's kiss in the middle of the cookie attaching it with a dab of frosting. With orange colored frosting, pipe a ring around the candy kiss to look like a hat band.

Witches Fingers

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
1 tube red decorator gel

In bowl beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour; baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape. Using a paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet in 325 degree over for 20-25 minutes or until pale or golden. Let cool for three minutes. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes about 5 doz fingers!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Witch's Snack

In a large cauldron (bowl), mix 2 1/2 cups of crushed bat wings(blue corn chips), with 1 cup each of frog eyes(corn nuts), lizard gizzards(raisins), legs of rat(pretzel sticks), fish ribs(shoestring potato sticks), and mole bones(cheese sticks). Sprinkle 1/2 cup of hearts of newt(shelled pistachios) on top. (Other things, even fruits, could be used in place of some of these items for a healthier snack.)

A very old witch sits stirring her pot
Oooo..Oooo - Oooo..Ooo
Along came a ghost says "What have you Got"
Oooo..Oooo - Oooo..Oooo
Tip toe, Tip toe
Tip toe, Boo!!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Witchy Treats

On a cookie sheet freeze place full, round scoops of lime sherbet. Freeze. When ready to decorate and serve, place a sugar cone on each scoop of sherbet. Poke short pieces of shoestring black licorice for hair up under the hat. Use small orange candies for the eyes, and a cashew for a crooked nose. You can eat the melting creations right away or refreeze before serving.

~Submitted by Paulette

Witch's Hats

Use a large, flat, dark cookie for the brim and an ice-cream sugar cone for the crown. Fill the cone with ice cream even to the rim and center it on top of the cookie. You can use icing to decorate the hat.

~Submitted by Paulette



Theme Ideas

Boiling Hot!

Boiling hot, boiling hot
stir "witch's soup" in a big cauldron

What will we put in the witch's pot
Boiling hot, boiling hot
We'll put some spiders* in the witch's pot
toss something imaginary in the pot

*stinky socks, hair, muddy boots, etc. Have the children provide suggestions to add to this ghoulish recipe!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Worms in Witch's Brew

Use a large kettle with 4" of water which contains a small amount of black tempera. In kettle, place rubber worms (found at sporting goods stores), colored rubber bands, or S-shaped styrofoam packing pieces. Player reaches into kettle, grasps a handful of"worms" and counts them. A treat is received for each "worm" counted.

~Submitted by Barb in Texas

Get Off My Hat - game

Big brown paper bag, Pencil, Scissors, tape or CD player or radio Cut the bag so that you can open it out flat. Draw a big witch's hat and cut it out. Put the hat on the floor. Have the children get into a straight line and shut their eyes. When the music starts, the players walk back and forth across the hat. Any player on the hat when the music stops is out of the game. The last player left wins.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare



Links

Witch Crafts - DLTK
Witch's Games - Preschool Education
Witch Coloring Page - First-School
Dancing Witch (printable) - teachervision.com
The Witch's Wart (game) - teachervision.com
The Witch's Shadow (game) - teachervision.com
Witch Worksheet - Bry Back Manor



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