Roo's Casa


Witches’ Brew Story
October 31, 2009, 3:17 am
Filed under: Fall, Halloween

*I did this with my kids last year and used vinegar in the pie pan and didn’t use an overhead.  They just sat and watched as I told the story.  Then I used baking soda instead of Eno.  I think this story scared them so I will wait until they are a little older to tell them again. I got this story from my supervising teacher. 

Need: Overhead, red, yellow, green, blue food coloring, cooking oil, 1 tsp. powdered seltzer (Eno), glass pie tin filled half way with water, black witch silhouettes to lay on projector

Boys and girls, when summer is over and you are getting ready to go back to school, the Halloween witches are also very busy making plans for Halloween. they gather from all over the world, big witches, little witches, fat witches, skinny witches, ugly witches, silly witches, and old witches will hop on their broomsticks and fly far, far away to the cave of the oldest, meanest, and ugliest witch of all. Each one will bring with her a secret ingredient to be put into the pot of brew.  

The old witch is ready and waiting for them. Her lazy black cat is asleep by the fire and a large pot is filled with water and hanging over the fire. Would you like to take a look inside the pot?  

(remove the witch silhouettes from the overhead and place the glass pie plate with the water on it)

Watch it carefully. The ugly old witch is saying, “Fellow witches let’s begin our brew. What have you brought with you to make it more horrible than last year? I am putting some green slime from the darkest corner of my cave into it.”

(drop two drops of green food color into water)

” I will add some juice from a very evil curse,” said another

(add 3 drops of blue)

“He, he, wait till you see what I brought! It is the eyes of two dead fish,” said another.

(add 4 drops of cooking oil)

“Let me add the bile from the liver of a bat killed at midnight, ” screamed the old witch from Skimbodia.

(add 3 drops of yellow)

“I will fool everyone with a few drops of ketchup,” said another.

(add 3 drops of red)

“Here are a couple of snack eyes,” yelled another.

(add 2 drops of cooking oil)

“I risked my life getting some rattlesnake poison,” shouted one.

(add 2 drops of yellow)

And so one by one the witches added their secret ingredients to the brew. The mean old witch carefully stirred it.

(slowly stir it to swirl colors)

The fire became hotter and hotter, and soon the brew began to bubble and boil. If you listen carefully you can even hear it.

(spread a teaspoon of Eno on the brew. It will fizz and bubble for a minute and turn the mixture black)

Now the witches have made their brew for Halloween and each one will take a cup full of it and fly their broomsticks home.

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