Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 | Resources

One Witch

Suggested Age: Pre-School-K

Submitted by Lori Tonaki, School Librarian, Moanalua Elementary School

Book: One Witch by Laura Leuck


Activity #1: Halloween Finger Play / Counting

“One witch, on a hill, had an empty pot to fill. So what does that one witch do? She goes around to visit all her fiendish friends: two cats, three scarecrows, four goblins, five vampires, six mummies, seven owls, eight ghosts, nine skeletons, and ten werewolves. Count up and count down again as one witch gets ready for a fun-filled monster bash. Come along, they’ve got a special surprise waiting just—FOR YOU”!

After reading this story, you can sing this finger play with your child along with the puppet activity that is simple to make. You can also use visuals to help sing this song.


Activity 2: Song: “Three Little Witches” (adapted from (Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)

  • Words (and pictures)

“Three Little Witches”

One little, two little, three little witches
Riding on broomsticks
Flying over ditches
Sliding down haystacks without any hitches
Hi, Ho! Halloween is here!


Activity 3: Finger Play Puppet to go with song:


  • 3 Popsicle sticks
  • Color crayons
  • Printed pictures of witch heads and hats in circles (download template)
  • Glue


  1. Cut out six witch circles.
  2. Glue two circles back to back onto one popsicle
  3. Sing finger play using the popsicle sticks.

Note: Each child singing this finger play will need three witch puppet popsicle sticks.