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Who Took The Candy?

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Question and answer intonation. Practicing English rhythm. "Who me?" "Who?" Halloween characters (monster, ghost, witch, pirate, vampire).

Who Took The Candy? Lyrics and Actions

♫ Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag? [Pat your legs and clap your hands.]
The monster took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag.
Who me? [The monster points to herself.]
Yes, you! [The other students nod their heads "yes" and point at the monster.]
Not me! [The monster shakes her head "no."]
Then who? [The students shrug their shoulders.]
The ghost! [The monster points at the ghost.]

Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag?
The ghost took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag.
Who me? [The ghost points to himself.]
Yes, you! [The other students nod their heads "yes" and point at the ghost.]
Not me! [The ghost shakes his head "no."]
Then who? [The students shrug their shoulders.]
The witch! [The ghost points at the witch.]

Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag?
The witch took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag.
Who me? [The witch points to herself.]
Yes, you! [The other students nod their heads "yes" and point at the witch.]
Not me! [The witch shakes her head "no."]
Then who?
The pirate! [The witch points at the pirate.]

Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag?
The pirate took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag.
Who me? [The pirate points to himself.]
Yes, you! [The other students nod their heads "yes" and point at the pirate.]
Not me! [The pirate shakes his head "no."]
Then who?
The vampire! [The pirate points at the vampire.]

Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag?
The vampire took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag.
Who me? [The vampire points to herself.]
Yes, you! [The other students nod their heads "yes" and point at the vampire.]
Okay, okay... I took the candy. [The vampire nods her head "yes" and pretends to eat the candy.]
It was so delicious! It was so yummy! It was so fantastic! ♫

NOTE: Game cards and rules available with Super Simple Songs - Halloween

Preparation

First, familiarize yourself with "Who Took The Cookie?" so you get the general idea.

In class, introduce the monster, ghost witch, pirate, and vampire picture cards.When singing this song, assign roles (monster, ghost, witch, pirate, vampire) to 5 students (or 4 students and the teacher). If you have fewer than 4 students, you can assign multiple roles to each student. If you have a large class, have 5 students come to the front of the class while the rest of the students sing from their seats. You can have each student keep a picture card in front of him/herself so that all of the students can tell who is who.

Create a beat with everyone patting their legs and clapping their hands. Pat, clap, pat, clap, pat, clap. After students are comfortable with the pattern of the song, try it with the sing-along version or with no music.

Classroom Benefits

"Who Took The Cookie?" is a classic kids game/chant that is excellent for teaching question and answer patterns. This special version allows you to add a fun Halloween twist! Use the song to introduce the general rhythm and pattern of the chant, and then you can play the game without any music.

Activity Ideas

Sing-Along
This is a very flexible songs. Give each player a different Halloween character name. Or use real names. You can try singing about different items, too! For example, "Who took the pumpkin from the pumpkin patch?" 1

Hide The Candy
Spread the pirate, witch, vampire, ghost, and monster flashcards face up on the floor or table. Tell the child, "Close your eyes." Hide one Halloween food flashcard, including the candy card, under each Halloween character card. Ask her, "Who took the candy?" She can answer, "The witch took the candy!" Lift the card. If the candy is not there, say, "No, the witch took the apple/lollipop/cookies." Try again!
Play until you find the candy. Switch. Now it's her turn to hide the candy! 2

Who Was It?
Select five students to stand at the front of the class. give them each a Halloween character picture card (monster, ghost, witch, pirate, vampire) and have them hold it in front of them facing outwards. Review the cards with the entire class. Next, have all the seated students place their heads down on their desks, or on the floor, eyes closed. No peeking! Select one student from the group at the front to quietly touch the heads of five students, then return to the front of the room. Have all the students raise their heads. The five students who were touched stand up. Ask one student, "Who touched your head?" She chooses a student from the front. "The monster!" The "monster" says, "Who me?" The other student says, "Yes, you!" If the monster isn't the one who touched the students, he says, "Not me!" Ask another student, "Who touched your head?" when the students guess who touched their heads, choose five new students to come to the front of the class and play again! 3

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Who took the candy from the trick-or-treat bag? Was it the ghost, the witch, the vampire, the monster, or the pirate? Use these Halloween flashcards from Super Simple Learning to sing along.

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