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The Little Orange House {Halloween Storytelling Activity}

Posted by  ·  October 26, 2016  ·  Last Updated: September 7, 2017

Share this Halloween Story for the perfect Halloween Craft! It’s unique, because as you tell the story, the kids will perform different cutting activities and at the end they will have created a jack-o-lantern!  This is a great activity for your Halloween parties at home or at school. Kids will love it!  Simply read the story and provide orange paper and scissors! I’ve also rounded up 10 cheap Halloween decorations that you can make yourself.  Don’t miss my other halloween crafts and activities!

The Little Orange House Halloween Storytelling Activity Printable Download

Once upon a time a very small witch was walking in the woods. The cold wind was blowing the dry leaves all around her. The little witch was frantically searching for a house for the winter. She could not find one.Suddenly a piece of orange paper, blown by the wind, landed at her feet. She picked it up.

The Little Orange House step 1

The little witch looked closely at the paper and then she siad, “I shall make myself a little house from this piece of prange paper.” She folded the paper in half.

The Little Orange House Step 2

Then she took her scissors (she always carried a pair in her pocket) and cut off the two corners to make a roof. “This will do just fine,” she said as she looked at her new house. “But I will need a door.”

The Little Orange House Step 3

With her scissors she cut a door. Since witches always wear pointed hats, she cut a special door. It looked like this.

The Little Orange House Step 4

The little witch walked through the door into the little orange house. It was very dark inside. She quickly hurried back out.

I will need to make a window to let in the light,” said the little witch. She cut a front and back window that looked like this.

The Little Orange House Step 5

Oh, it was a very fine looking house. Her very own little house with a roof, a door, and windows was all finished. But just as the little witch started to go inside for the winter, she saw a tiny ghost floating down the windswept path. As the tiny ghost came to a stop near the little house the little witch saw that she was crying. “Why are you crying?” asked the little witch. The tiny ghost stopped crying and answered, “It is cold and windy. It is getting dark. And I have no place to spend the winter.” “You may spend the winter with me in my new house,” said the kind little witch. “Oh, thank you,” the happy tiny ghost said as she peeked in through the widow. “This is a very nice house.” “First,” said the little witch, “I will need to make you a little door of your very own.” She took her scissors again and began to cut. She cut a very tiny door. It looked like this.

The Little Orange House Step 6

The two happy new friends went inside. The tiny ghost went in the very little door, and the little witch went through her own special door. All winter long they lived happily together inside the little orange house. If you want to see inside their little orange house, get a piece of orange paper and do just what the little witch did. Then unfold the paper. Surprise!

The Little Orange House - Storytelling Avtivity


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  2. Tracy
    Monday, October 27th, 2014
    This is so cute!
    I can't wait to see what my little ones do with this (all boys!)
  3. Ann
    Monday, October 27th, 2014
    I first heard a similar story in the mid-1970's. But instead of a witch it was a field mouse and he nibbled instead of snipping. It was in the Highlight's Magazine.
  4. Anna
    Sunday, October 26th, 2014
    Did this with my kindergarten class. The kids LOVED it and have since been trying to recreate it/retell it on their own. :)
  5. Lesa J
    Sunday, October 26th, 2014
    Ohhh tooo funny to see this today! I've been doing this for YEARS in my first grade classroom. It's always a hit because they never see what's coming! :-)
  6. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
    OH WOW! I'm loving it! This is amazing to work arts and concentration and cutting habilities... It's just great! I'm totally doing it with my pre-K students ;)
    Thanks a million! I'm sharing it on Pinterest.
    Love from Spain!
  7. Sherron
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
    How fun! Thanks for sharing this- it will be perfect with my little preschooler!
  8. Lezlee
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
    That is just SO cool! Thanks so much for sharing this!