Apps in Storytime by Anne Hicks: Peekaboo Trick or Treat

Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley by Night and Day Studios

I used this app during my Halloween storytime but there are other Peekaboo apps by this developer that would work with many different themes.  Once you open the app you will see an animated image of a door and hear a knocking sound.  

Here’s a screenshot of the door:

You will also hear the noise of the “trick-or-treater” who is behind the door.  For example, the ghost will “boo” and the pirate will say “arrrgh”.  These sounds aren’t loud enough for the kids to hear but since I’m holding the iPad I can hear it.  I ask the kids to guess who is behind the door and I give them clues.  If I hear that it is the pirate behind the door I will say to the kids “This trick-or-treater has a peg for a leg, a pet parrot on his shoulder, he says ‘arrrgh’, and he might make you walk the plank!  Who is it?”  Once the kids have shouted out their guesses, I tap on the door to open it up and reveal if they were correct.  The kids had a lot of fun with this guessing game.

Here’s a screenshot of the ghost:

For more storytime ideas check out my blog at Anne’sLibaryLife

Anne Hicks
Children’s Librarian
Henrietta Public Library


Posted on February 8, 2013, in Apps, Story Time and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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