In one of our Halloween songs, the children noticed a spooky character they didn't know -- a goblin. We asked them what they thought a goblin looked like. Quinn told us "they are green with pointy ears", Silas told us "they have 3 eyeballs", Collins said, "goblins have pointy hats". We had a great conversation about what they might eat and what they do.
This segued into a rich discussion about Halloween and all the "scary" things associated with the holiday. We talked about the word "pretend" and how all the spooky stuff is not real. Collins told us "pretend means you make stuff up".
We asked the children to draw what they thought goblins look like. We got some pretty scary looking stuff!