It you liked reading “The Spooky Wheels on the Bus” and “Ten Timid Ghosts” here are 2 more great Halloween Books – “There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat”.  Both of these books are great to work on sequencing skills and Halloween vocabulary concepts.  I created both smaller book pictures, larger pictures to use for sequencing, visual questions, and a written questions to pair with the book.

I love the illustrations in this book.  In this book the mummy swallows 7 different Halloween items.  For each item the student finds the smaller picture and matches it to the item in the book.

Just put a small piece of hard Velcro in the actual book close to the item the mummy swallows.  Then put a small piece of soft Velcro on the back of the small pictures so the pictures will stick to the book.

I used the larger pictures to have the students sequence the story after we finish reading it.

The students either complete the visual questions or written questions depending on their level.

We made Halloween Spiders after we finished reading the book to go with the story.  The spiders were simple to make and great to work on those following direction skills.

I just cut out a larger black oval for the body and a smaller black oval for the head.

I cut out different color legs for the spider.  Add 2 eyes and you are done!  You can have the students decorate the spider’s body to make them more creative.

You know the routine for this book.  Every holiday has to have an Old Lady who swallows something!  Again, the smaller visual pictures can be used as you read the story.  Don’t forget to add some Velcro to the book so the pictures stick.

The larger pictures can be used to work on sequencing the story.  I model those sequencing terms “first, second, third, etc. throughout the entire story.

If you have a larger group of students you can act out having each student be one of the different Halloween items the old lady swallows.  Have the student hold the larger picture and come to the front of the group when that item is swallowed by the old lady.  At the end you will have 7 students standing in a row holding up the different Halloween items.

Click Below for a FREE copy of book pictures, visual questions, and written questions for these book.

There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider.  there-was-an-old-mummy-who-swallowed-a-spider

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. there-was-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-bat


Sarah Allen, MA CCC-SLP

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