Click, Clack, Boo! Sound Effects Box


Sound Effects Box- Halloween activity for children to do with the Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin book Click, Clack, Boo!
We love all the little farm critters and funny stories in Doreen Cronin's and Betsy Lewin's books!  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is one of our all time favorites, and we've enjoyed reading all of the other books in the series as well.  This book, Click, Clack, Boo! is a Halloween installment of the series, and your little ones will enjoy the lightly spooky story, funny illustrations and familiar characters.
Children's Halloween activity to use with click, clack, boo
One of the main features of the story is repetition of certain sounds.  There is a crunching of leaves, tapping on doors, creaking of old wooden planks, and cheeky duck's quack.

Children's Halloween activity to use with click, clack, boo
 For this activity, you'll be making a sound effects box so that your kids can participate in reading the story with you.

contents of sound effects box
Here's what you'll need:
fake leaves (or real dried leaves, but be prepared for a mess!)
2 wooden blocks to tap together
a Lego or Duplo door or window
a rubber duck
a box or basket to hold it all

contents of sound effects box
Read the book through once to your child once.  Then give them the box with their sound effects inside.  Talk about what's inside, and how they can use the items to make different sounds in the story.  They'll have to make their own 'creak' and 'quack' but the props make it more fun!

Contents of sound effects box
Read the book again, this time pausing at the right times to let your children make the appropriate sounds.

crunching leaves
 They'll crunch crunch crunch their leaves.

tapping blocks
They'll tap tap tap the wooden blocks.

squeaking door
They'll creak creak creak with the door.

quacking duck
They'll quack quack quack with their rubber duck.

My daughters wanted to do this activity FIVE TIMES IN A ROW.  Each time they got better at anticipating the sounds that were coming, and got more enthusiastic as they made them.

This sound effects box is a great way to make this story really come alive.   I hope you'll try it with your kids!

For another activity based on Click, Clack, Boo!  check out this fun Halloween Shadow Garland!

This post is part of an AWESOME Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop.  Make sure to check out the other book based activities from fantastic bloggers!

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Halloween activity for children to do with the Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin book Click, Clack, Boo!
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