By Liz Buchanan
Halloween songs, videos and CDs from CMN members keep rolling in. My, we love the spooky sounds of late October! Perhaps next we should focus on songs about tooth-brushing and healthy food.
But for now, we begin with my video of a “Three Little Pumpkins” finger play that has been very popular with the many 3-5 year olds I’ve seen in recent days.
Nancy Schimmel writes, “Bonnie Lockhart’s “Who Are the Witches?” is my fave. It’s on her website.”
Jeanie B sends a “Great Pumpkin” song: Find it here!
Liz Hannan writes, “Last year I drove a 6th grader to school every day. I had Katherine Dines’ Hunk-ta-bunk-ta Spooky in my car. This child is afraid of everything real and imagined but was totally mesmerized and wanted it over and over.” Find Katherine’s spooky sounds here.
Pam Minor recommends her songs on the Halloween page of Songs for Teaching: http://www.songsforteaching.com/halloweensongs/
Pam Donkin recommends her daughter Angie Donkin’s pumpkin song. It’s from “Orange” by Angie and Unc and is on CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/musicboat
Jamie Shaheen sent his own version of a Halloween carol, to the tune of “Deck the Halls.” Here’s the first verse, just to give you an idea:
Deck the halls with lots of candy, fa la la la la … Sugar makes me feel quite dandy … It’s a day for lots of junk food … Fruit and veggies better for you …
Finally, it just wouldn’t be a proper holiday without jokes from Sol Weber:
What do you get when you cross a ghost with Bambi?
Why don’t witches ride their brooms when they’re angry?
They don’t want to fly off the handle.
What do you get if you drop a pumpkin?
Why don’t skeletons cross the road?
They don’t have the guts.
What happened to the guy who couldn’t pay his exorcist?
He was repossessed.
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?