Hello PreK Families,
There are some great ideas for extending the ideas from this past Sunday’s lesson in the PreK room. I think I might use that idea of a Halloween Burn myself (or convince my family to do it, since I’ll be flying to Houston for a conference that evening!)
This Sunday is a multigen service on Memory! See you soon,
You got to do when the spirit says do! — “When the Spirit Says Do,” Hymn 1024 in Singing the Journey
IN SUNDAY’S SESSION… We celebrated the gentler aspects of Halloween and helped the preschoolers enjoy and understand the traditions while they explore their fears.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Read one or more of the books suggested for this session::
- Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli, 2014. The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn’t scare anyone… not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can!
- The Halloween Kid by Rhode Motyo, 2010. A story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around.
- Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell, 2000. Ten ghosts, a witch, and a haunted house make this Halloween countdown a spooky treat!
- Teeny, Tiny Ghost and the Monster by Kay Winters and Lyn Munsinger, 2011. All of the ghosts in the teeny tiny school are excited about the upcoming Make a Monster contest—except the timid teeny tiny ghost, who finds the very idea frightening. At the end of the school day, he has not come up with any inspiration for his picture.
EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try… a Pumpkin Glow Party. Carve your pumpkin with families from your congregation, then light them together and turn out the lights for the “Glow.” It’s a good time to sing “This Little Light of Mine!”
A Family Adventure. Host a Halloween “burn” by lighting a commercial fire pit in your driveway. Invite trick-or-treaters to enjoy candy and cider while they warm up by the fire.