I begin using this idea a few weeks before Halloween. Kids love coming up with new and interesting ideas of what to put in our witches brew. My favorite idea was “stinky morning breath”. When a child came up with this one we all breathed into our brew.
Tell the children you’re going to make witches brew and put things in that are yucky or smelly.
Interlock your fingers and with your arms outstretched make a circle like you are stirring a large pot or cauldron.
Say the words:
“Stirring and stirring and stirring my brew”. After saying this cackle like a witch (Ha, ha, ha, ha, he, he, he).
Now pretend to throw something in like smelly old socks.
“Stirring and stirring and stirring my brew” cackle, cackle, cackle
Ask each child to throw something into your brew. After each addition all the children cackle.
As you get closer to the last child adding something you can stir slower saying it’s getting thicker. You can tell them it’s bubbling and smelling terrible while holding your nose.
I usually set it aside once everyone has had a turn and tell them it needs to boil and bubble until the next time.