this year, i thought it would be fun to make some little ghost puppets for baby to play with while i tell the kiddies the story. and as a Halloween treat for my fabu-boo-lous readers, i thought i'd share them with you too! below you will find a link to The Chocolate Chip Ghost Story & free printable ghosts. you can glue them to popsicle sticks or just use them as a flannel board story. the best thing about this story, is that it teaches obedience. you can also have fun by eating chocolate chip ice cream afterwards.
Once upon a time, there lived 5 little ghosts. As everyone knows, ghosts are white and to stay white, the only thing they can eat is vanilla ice cream and the only thing that they can drink is milk. One day when Mother ghost went to the refrigerator, there was no vanilla ice cream and no milk. So she had to go to the grocery store and before she left she said, "No matter how hungry you get, do not eat anything or something dreadful will happen. We don't have anymore white food left, so I must go out and get some. I will be back soon."
While mommy was gone, the first ghost became so very thirsty. He looked in the refrigerator and saw a little glass of grape juice and thought, "just one teeny sip wouldn't hurt." So he took a one teeny sip of grape juice and do you know what happened? He turned purple! The other ghosts looked at him and said "Mommy told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right." The little ghost did not want his mommy to see him all purple so he ran upstairs and hide in the toy box.
The second ghost became so hungry that he just had to look in the refrigerator for something to eat. He saw a carrot and thought, "just one teeny bite wouldn't hurt." So he took a one teeny bite of the carrot and and do you know what happened? He turned orange! The other ghosts looked at him and said "Mommy told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right." The little ghost did not want his mommy to see him all orange so he ran upstairs and hide in the closet.
The third ghost became so hungry that he looked in the refrigerator and saw a bowl of spinach and thought, "just one teeny bite wouldn't hurt." So he took a one teeny bite of spinach and and do you know what happened? He turned green! The other ghosts looked at him and said "Mommy told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right." The little ghost did not want his mommy to see him all green so he ran upstairs and hide under the bed.
The fourth ghost became so hungry and he looked in the refrigerator and saw a bowl of strawberries and thought, "just one teeny bite wouldn't hurt." So he took a one teeny bite of a strawberry and and do you know what happened? He turned red! The other ghosts looked at him and said "Mommy told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right." The little ghost did not want his mommy to see him all red so he ran upstairs and behind the door.
The fifth ghost said, "I'm so hungry but I will not do what my brothers did. I'll look in the freezer and see if there is just maybe a little vanilla ice cream left." When he looked in the freezer there was some ice cream....and it was almost vanilla - it was chocolate chip ice cream. So the ghost said, "This shouldn't hurt me - those chocolate chips are so tiny." So he ate one spoonful and became a chocolate chip ghost! He certainly didn't want his mommy to see him all spotty so he ran upstairs and hid in the bathtub.
When Mommy ghost returned, she knew something was wrong when she didn't see her children, so she started looking for the little ghosts. She found the first one upstairs in the toy box, and an 2nd one in the closet, and the 3rd one under the bed, the 4th one behind the door and the 5th and last one in the bathtub. When she found all of them, she said, "Little ghosts, I told you that something dreadful would happen and it did." Whatever can we do to get you white again for Halloween?
Mommy Ghost called the ghost doctor and this is what he told her to do. Keep all the little ghosts in bed for five days and give them nothing but vanilla ice cream and milk to eat. If you do this, they should be ready and all white again for Halloween. So that is what she did and by Halloween night, the five little ghosts were all white again to go out haunting and spooking and shouting! BOO. And they never again ate something they shouldn't. The End!
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click here for your own copy of The Chocolate Chip Ghost Story & free printables
this story is too cute! thanks so much for sharing and thank you for the adorable printables to match!
LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for sharing this! It's so adorable, and I never get that story right when I retell it LOL - but now with your help, I can 🙂
Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe
Eek! We totally had this as a flannel board when I was a kid!!! Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Oct. 31, 2011. Thanks again.
thank you, the story is cute, love christine in italy xx
What a wonderful story - and what a wonderful, generous download! Thank you so much. I hope it's ok that I shared your story here: http://gidetvidere.blogspot.no/2012/10/en-st-spkelseshistorie-cute-ghost-story.html
Thank you so much. My children loved this story. It's great for math activities. we really enjoued it. Thank you, Kathy Powell
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story and including the colorful printables! I am a school librarian and I came across your blog via pinterest. I've been using the printables and sharing the story with all my pre-k and kindergarten classes this week in the library and the kids LOVE it! Such a cute, simple story. Thanks again!
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I am so excited to use this at the preschool halloween party I am planning! Thank you!
I used these last year and I'm using them again this year. I love them! Thanks for the cute printable.
Hello! Thank you so much for posting the story and printables. I am assembling a story kit on fears, to use at library story times, and will definitely include The Chocolate Chip Ghost. I will be sure to tell everyone where I found (the story). Thanks again!
You're welcome! Enjoy.
Thanks! Love your adorable printables! I used this story in the early 90's from the Santa Ana USD curriculum lab and had lost it. Love your printables of the props too. I did not have those! Thanks again!
These are so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to share this little story & ADORABLE visuals with my kiddos! Thank you! 🙂
What an adorable story and drawings!! Thanks so much for the printables! What a fun story to share!! 🙂