I’m Not Afraid

As an adult, I’m pretty immune to scary things. I can watch a horror movie by myself during a thunderstorm and still sleep soundly afterward. But when I was a child, I was creeped out by a lot of things. That’s why I liked the story The Woman Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. I remember being impressed by the woman’s bravery and delighted by the ending of this classic tale. Plus, it was just shivery enough to give me a Halloween vibe without making me scared. Try reading this classic story with PreK through Grade 1 students and then following it up with this song that recalls the story details. It’s the perfect addition to a Halloween celebration or Fall Festival Day.

(sung to the tune of “Skip to My Lou”)

[Clomp, clomp, watch me stomp].        Stomp feet.
[Clomp, clomp, watch me stomp].
[Clomp, clomp, watch me stomp].
I’m not afraid—not me!

Continue with the following verses: 
Wiggle, wiggle, I just giggle.      Wiggle hips.
Shake, shake, I don’t quake.      Shake arms.
Clap, clap, hands in my lap.      Clap to the beat.
Nod, nod, not so odd.                 Nod head.

Final verse: 
Boo, boo, you can’t scare me!      Frame face with hands.
Boo, boo, you can’t scare me!
Boo, boo, you can’t scare me!
A scarecrow is all I see!



P.S. New leaves have dropped this fall! Crabtree Leaves first chapter books help built literacy and motivate readers to finish longer stories.


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