The Witch Hunt

(Take a seated position in front of the audience so they can see you>  Narrate the following)

Would you like to go on a witch hunt?  OK, let’s go!  Watch me and do all the things I do and repeat after me all the things I say.  Here we go!!  We’re going on a witch hunt, everyone tiptoe (Tiptoe fingers across hand)

SHHHH! (finger across mouth)

I see a house…a haunted house…We can’t go around it.  We can’t go under it.  We can’t go over it.  I guess we’ll have to go in it. (Pretend to open creaking door)

SHHHH!

I see a stairs…a great long stairs  We can’t go around them.  We can’t go under them.  We can’t go over them.  I guess we’ll have to climb them.  (Pretend to climb stairs)  (Shade eyes and look around)  (Continue tip toeing)

SHHHH!

I see a cobweb…a great big cobweb.  We can’t go around it.  We can’t go under it.  We can’t go over it.  I guess we’ll have to go through it.  (Wave hands to get through cobweb)  (Continue to tiptoe)

SHHHH!

I see a room…a great big room.  We can’t go around it.  We can’t go under it.  We can’t go over it.  I guess we’ll have to go through it.  (Open creaking door, feel in front of you as in dark)  It sure is dark in here.  I feel something (Go through motions)  It’s big.  It has a crooked nose.  It has a pointed hat.  It has stringy hair.  I think it’s a witch.  It is a witch!!  Let’s get out of here fast!!

(Slap knees from running sound) Open the door (Creaking sound)  Through the cobweb (Wave hands) Down the stairs (Slap knees)  Out of the house (continue slapping knees) I beat you home.  And now you’ve been on a witch hunt!!

-Bay Area Council Pow Wow, 1994