Book:"In the Dark, Dark room" story is one of our favorite story/chant, Suspenseful and not too frightening Halloween story! Its a great story for chanting in call and response fashion. Two years before, we got to know about the book- Dark, Dark room and other scary stories from the Halloween story time. All these stories are fun to read and in my experience with CJ they are not so scary. But it is better for the parents to read once and see if its okay for their kids. Please hop on to my other blog, kidobook to read more about the book.
CJ has memorized the Dark, Dark room story and can retell with out the book. The Big surprise at the end is a Ghost!
During the summer reading program at the library, the story was told in a different way and it starts with "In a Dark, Dark wood". So I searched for the key word and found this book - In a Dark, Dark wood. We have put a hold on the library book. I think CJ would love it.
For the craft, We made line art scenes to go with the story/Chant. We did this activity so that CJ can practice her narrating skill. CJ had a good time sequencing the scenes based on the chant and reciting.
Black construction paper/Chalk board
Anti-Dust chalk/White crayons
I just outlined the pictures of the story with chalk. We had a fun storytime reciting the chant with the pictures.
In a dark dark wood,
There was a dark dark path.And up that dark dark path,there was a dark dark house.
And in that dark dark house,there was a dark dark stairs.
And up that dark dark stairs,there was a dark dark room door.
And in that dark dark room,there was a dark dark curtain.
Behind the dark dark curtain,there was a dark dark box.
And in that dark dark box,there was a....GHOST(BOOM)!.
When I outlined the Ghost CJ felt it was not looking like a ghost. So I added some teeth, She laughed and said mommy "He looks so silly!"
I have to improve my drawing skills:-)
CJ had fun narrating and sequencing the story