This is one of my favorite Halloween books for early childhood.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams.
You can find it here on Amazon: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything
The book is full of repetition which the kids love and it makes for a great story extension of "acting out" as you read aloud.
In the story the little old lady comes across two shoes that go clomp clomp, one pair of pants that go wiggle wiggle, one hat that goes nod nod, one pair of gloves that go clap clap and one scary pumpkin head that go Boo Boo.
The objects and sounds/actions they make are repeated throughout the story. I made a sign for each of them, drew a picture and wrote the corresponding phrase under each one.
Each participant was assigned a card- in our case we had grandma and grandpa help out to fill all the spots.
My husband read the story out loud.
Mallory was the shirt so when my husband read "and the shirt went... Mallory then held her sign up and said "shake shake!"....and so on with each participant and their part.
Grandma was the hat that went nod nod.
Papa was the shoes that went clomp, clomp.
Daddy was also the pants that went wiggle wiggle and we are all together the big scary pumpkin head that went boo boo.
I can't even begin to describe how much Mallory enjoyed this simple story extension. I had already had the signs made from my years teaching but it's so easy to put together some for yourself.
What a great way to celebrate books by providing an all family fun activity!