Miserly Man – Halloween Food Passing Story for Kids

Supplies: Wet sponge, corn silk, dried apple or peach, peeled grapes, raw liver, raw oyster, beads. These are itemes that can be passed around during the story.

The Miserly Man – Prep and Halloween Story 
Have your guests sit in a circle on the floor or at a table and dim or turn off the lights or use a flashlight so you can read the story of the Miserly Man. As you read the story pass around bags with the body parts. Have an assistant or someone to help make sure the order is correct. (See Halloween food prep video at bottom of page)

If the room is not totally dark, at guests to close their eyes and listen to the Tale of the Miserly Man.

A Tale of Halloween Woe

Once upon a time in this very town
Lived a miserly man whose name was Alec Brown

And alas, on a Halloween night
He was terribly murdered because of spite

And ever since then he has roamed the earth
To warn and to haunt the place of his birth

Tonight we have some of his restless remains
So we’ll make you acquainted at once with his .. BRAINS
(Begin passing wet sponge)

And now your shuddering touch will know
The victim’s HAIR has continued to grow
(Pass corn silk, yarn or old wig)

He heard too well the tinkle of gold
It’s powerful EAR that now you hold
(Pass dried apple or dried peach)

His EYES were small, but very keen
Though the kind deed of earth they’ve never seen
(Pass peeled grape)

He was sly and cruel from the start
So now you’ll feel his bleeding HEART
(Pass a raw piece of liver)

He talked a lot when he was young
Now your feeling the remains of his TONGUE
(Pass a raw oyster)

But wait! He comes and stands within
He’s hunting for some friends or kin

Listen closely and above his moans
You’ll hear the rattle of his BONES!
(Gently rattle some beads or closepins – then silence – wait a few seconds and then make a loud bang! It will make them jump!)

The End

Thanks – Collett

Spooky Body Part Passing Video for Halloween

We created a Miserly Man video you can use at your party if you wish, it is a little creepy but will allow parents to focus on passing the body parts around during the Halloween story.
The only downside to this is if someone freaks out or the kids start talking over the video. However you can always pause it if needed. We made it to feel old and creepy and had a blast making it. Watch it and know that it is always here if you need it. And we added a few additional lines to the end. 

The video does not include a loud bang at the end. The party host or parents would need to do this at their kid’s Halloween party. 

There are several stories out there for Halloween food passing activities. The Miserly Man is a shorter story then My Dear Lamented Friend which is another of our Halloween food passing stories.

Check out My Dear Late Lamented Friend story and Tragic Sam.

Get ideas for gross food and items you can use for body part passing Halloween stories.

Feel free to re-post our Halloween video.