Friday, October 22, 2010

Color Changing Ghost Story

Everybody knows that ghosts are white because they only eat things that are tasty and white, like coconut, whip cream, cream cheese icing, and vanilla ice cream. {If you didn't already know that, now you do.}

Gilbert was a little ghost who was in a hurry to be a big ghost. One Halloween, after weeks of begging, his mom said that he could be the one to pass out candy to trick or treaters while she and Dad went to a haunted house for a Halloween party. Gilbert was so excited! It was his first night home alone. He felt so big!

As his mom was leaving, she reminded him, "The candy is for the trick or treaters. No snacking! Crazy things happen when little ghosts eat things that are not white."

"Mo-o-om! I am not a little ghost anymore! I am a big ghost!"

At first, things went just fine. The door bell would ring, Gilbert would answer the door, the costumed kids would shout "trick or treat", he would give them candy, and the kids would scamper off giggling over their bags of treats.

But then, Gilbert saw himself in the mirror. His white was so plain. His white was so boring. He wished he had a cool costume like the kids. He wished he had a bag full of yummy treats.

He looked into the bowl of candy he had been passing out. Hmmm. It was huge.



Surely, one little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a RED cinnamon bear and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of RED.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a ORANGE lollipop and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of ORANGE.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a YELLOW Starburst and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of YELLOW.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a GREEN jaw breaker and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of GREEN.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a BLUE taffy and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of BLUE.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a PURPLE box of Nerds and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of PURPLE.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a PINK piece of bubblegum and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of PINK.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a BROWN piece of chocolate and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of BROWN.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!



Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a BLACK piece of licorice and took a little bite. It was delicious! He popped the whole thing in his mouth. Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of BLACK.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!




Surely, one more little piece of candy would not be missed.

He picked out a GRAY jellybean and popped the whole thing in his mouth. It was disgusting! Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful shade of GRAY.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!



And then he spotted a piece of candy corn in his bowl. He grinned and popped the whole thing in his mouth. It was delicious! Pop! Gilbert turned a beautiful striped pattern.

He admired his new look in the mirror. He looked awesome!

But, he didn't feel so well. The door bell rang. Gilbert groaned. His tummy hurt. He couldn't get to the door to answer it. The door bell rang again. Gilbert groaned again.

The door opened. "Gilbert?" It was his mom. She was home from the party. "Oh, Gilbert!"

"I don't feel very well."

"I can see that, sweetie. I have just the thing to help you feel better." She went to the kitchen and returned with a nice tall glass of milk.

Gilbert drank the milk and began to feel better.

A little while latter, on his way to bed he passed by the mirror.

He saw his old look.

He looked AWESOME!



Curtain call:



Written by: Timbra Vaughn

I did the artwork too. I know, I ROCK!



Have your child act out the story with props to work on color identification and naming. You can make your own out of all kinds of things (construction paper, felt, milk jug lids, whatever) or you can print out the photos and use those.

4 comments:

daryl said...

SPECTACULAR

Rebeldream said...

TOO cute!!

MarytheKay said...

This is just so adorable!! What a fun project with your kids...and a fun story after the rocks are painted! Thanks. :-)

Denise said...

Cute! Stopped over after seeing you at Skip TO My Lou