A (slightly) spooky Halloween circle

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Call to Circle

Sing, sing, of the candle a-glowing.
Sing, sing, of the candle a-glowing.
Sing of the pumpkin and sing of the night.
Sing of the autumn and sing of the light.
Sing, sing of the candle glow.

Candle Lighting (We actually light the jack o’ lantern)
Jack O’ Lantern, Jack O’ Lantern,
Your light it doth shone.
Sitting up upon a window
And your light it is mine.

Once you were a yellow pumpkin
Sitting on the sturdy vine.
Now you are my jack o’ lantern
And your little light will shine.

Circle Time
Let’s go to the pumpkin patch!
I am a pumpkin, big and round.
Once upon a time I grew in the ground.
Now I have a mouth, two eyes, and a nose.
What are they for do you suppose?
When I have a candle inside shining bright
I’ll be a jack-o-lantern Halloween night!

Cut into a pumpkin;
Scoop it with a spoon;
Carve a little mouth
That is shaped just like a moon.
Cut two eyes to twinkle
And a big three-cornered nose.
Use for teeth ten tiny seeds
And set them in a row!

Five little pumpkin sitting on the gate.
The first one said, “Oh my! It’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun.”
Whooo-oooo went the wind and out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Oh look! There are some spiders!
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

to the tune of Ten Little Indians
One spider up and two spiders down.
Three spiders turn around and around.
Four spiders smile and then they frown.
All on an autumn night!

Five spiders in and six spiders out,
Seven spiders spin around and about.
Eight spiders climb up the waterspout.
All on an autumn night!

Nine spiders each have eight little legs.
Ten spiders lay little spider eggs.
All spiders wiggle their little legs.
All on an autumn night!

to the tune of Daisy Daisy
Spider, spider, you are a friend, I know.
You eat bugs that eat little plants that grow.
You really are not so scary.
You’re not so very hairy.
You have eight feet. Your web is neat,
Little spidery friend of mine.

Listen! There’s a wise old owl!
A wise old owl sat on an oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?

Circle has ended. Time to blow out the candle.
Merry have we met
And merry have we been.
Merry shall we part
And merry meet again.
Goodbye! Goodbye!