Digital Storytime -- Halloween


This Digital Storytime for Halloween is not scary at all. It walks you through a library lesson on Halloween symbols, plus it includes 20 additional “scrolling” slides to play during checkout. Includes PPT and Google™ Slides versions for distance learning.

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See a demo of one of my Digital Storytimes here. (YouTube link)

Digital Storytimes will save you so much time! I design them specifically for new elementary librarians, especially those who are on the Specials rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.

These are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new librarian and mom to two young boys.

The slides walk you right through a storytime! You will need a TV, monitor, or screen in your storytime area, plus the ability to present a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation.

If your school is distance learning or switches to distance learning, this lesson is all ready to go on Google™ Slides! All you need to provide is the story to read aloud.

Needed to open and edit: Google™ Slides OR PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

Recommended for Grades: K-3


  • 40-slide PPT + Google™ Slides–all text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use. 20 slides are storytime slides; 20 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides (can also be used to extend storytime).
  • Separate list of 15 recommended Halloween-themed picture books. All titles were selected specifically for
  • Grades K-3 and received positive professional reviews for use with Grades K-3.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed storytime lessons like this one on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)

20 Storytime Slides include:

  • Five suggested storytime songs for Halloween
  • Video link to “Halloween” in American Sign Language
  • What is Halloween? How did it start?
  • Discussion of symbols: what are symbols + several examples of Halloween symbols (Halloween colors, pumpkins, bats, black cats, spiders, ghosts, skeletons, Trick-or-Treating, costumes, candy)
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-3.

Optional Storytime OR Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • several facts about bats + 1 trivia question
  • 1 Halloween joke
  • 8 visual booktalks; all are picture books with a Halloween theme
  • Vocabulary word: guano
  • 2 “Would you rathers”
  • Fun facts and did you knows

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Purchase this product now and earn 5 Points!
20% off $100 purchase