Gustavo the Shy Ghost - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago!


Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Wednesday, October 3rd (today), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime for the whole month!


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities.


Everything is yours to keep!


"Gustavo the Shy Ghost" by Flavia Z. Drago


"Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere."


Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1xYx_DsSPM


Watch the author read the story for #BNStorytime, Barnes & Noble’s virtual storytime channel. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored ghosts)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • cotton ghost craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • ghost stickers


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included ghost handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the white ghost?

White ghost, white ghost?

Can you show me the white ghost?

And wave it in the air?

Gray… yellow… blue… black


Hold It High – Choose one ghost from handouts

Hold your ghost high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your ghost below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your ghost against your nose

Now touch the ghost to your toes

Touch your ghost to the ground

Now wave that ghost all around!


Hold your ghost in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your ghost and jump up high!

Now let your ghost fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


Five Little Ghosts by Super Simple Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToeaHKxqKWA


Halloween Song for Kids by The Singing Walrus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpO8_FMWcHA


Guess Who? by Pinkfong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocrm2Xn4D-A


If I Were A Ghost by Super Simple Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLXLjKHb1M



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Whisper

Listen, listen.

Goblins are there.

Hear them tiptoe to your chair?

(tickle toes)

Don’t speak a word.

Don’t go “ah-choo!”

Don’t move about.

(hold still)

Or they’ll get YOU!!!

(lift child up high!)


(Repeat!)



ACTION RHYMES


Five Little Ghosts

Five little ghosts flying through the door,

One flew away and then there were four.


Four little ghosts spooky as can be,

One flew away and then there were three.


Three little ghosts drinking a spooky brew,

One flew away and then there were two.


Two little ghosts having lots of fun,

One went home and then there was one.


One little ghost’s a real superhero,

Went to help a friend and then were was zero!


If You’re a Ghost and You Know It

(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)


If you’re a ghost and you know it,

Then say “Boo!”

If you’re a ghost and you know it,

Then say “Boo!”

If you’re a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re a ghost and you know it,

Then say “Boo!”


One Little Ghost

One little ghost flew down the street.

(Wave hand through the air.)

“I wonder,” he said, “what I will meet--

(Place finger to temple, thinking)

One hairy spider,

(Hold up one finger, then move hand like spider)

Two black cats,

(Hold up two fingers, then make cat ears with hands)

Three wild witches with pointy hats,

(Hold up three fingers, then place fingertips of hands together to form hat)

Four old owls in a hollow tree,

(Hold up four fingers, then circle eyes with hands)

And five brother bats to fly with me!

(Hold up five fingers, then hook thumbs together and flap fingers)


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)


What else can we put in the soup?


Halloween Haunt

(Tune: “A-Hunting We Will Go”)


Oh, a-haunting we will go, a-haunting we will go,

We’ll catch a ghost and put him on a post

And then we’ll let him go.

Oh, a-haunting we will go, a-haunting we will go,

We’ll catch a cat and put him in a hat

And then we’ll let him go.

Oh, a-haunting we will go, a-haunting we will go,

We’ll catch a witch and put her in a ditch

And then we’ll let her go.



EXTRA LINK!


Flavia Z. Drago’s site: https://www.flaviazdrago.com/







Let us know what your little ones thought of Gustavo the Shy Ghost! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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