Wednesday, October 18, 2017


October is one of my favorite months because there are so many fun books and projects. As you can see, I especially love pumpkins.

Five Little Pumpkins.  This is the classic chant that everybody knows.  It's short and sweet and easy for a preschooler to memorize.  "Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, the first one says 'Oh my, it's getting late'..." All five pumpkins say something and then they roll out of sight.

We made our own little pumpkins out of paper lunch bags.  We painted them and drew on faces, stuffed newspaper in and tied it with a pipe cleaner.
Then we lined up the pumpkins on our "gate" and knocked them over one by one with a ball.  This was a huge hit.  They played for a long time, eventually throwing the pumpkins at each other, but they were having fun.

The next craft continues our fun chant.  
This week was a great pumpkin week with so much to do!

Recognizing numbers and counting pumpkins.
Teddy Bear Pumpkin
Painting Pumpkins
Pumpkin Do-a-Dot worksheet
Funny Face Pumpkins


5 Little Pumpkins Activity
perfect for circle time

Five little pumpkins talking happily. 
Point to smiling faces.
The first one said, “Look! What do you see? 
Point finger to one side.
The second one said, “I think it is a cat.” 
Make whiskers with hands on both sides of face.
The third one said, “I think it is bat.” 
Make flapping wings.
The fourth one said, “I can't it see from here!” 
Look through binoculars.
The fifth one said, “It's getting close. Oh dear!” 
Cross arms across chest and shake as if afraid.
Then flap went the wings as they heard this sound. 
Flap arms and make sound effects of bat after the word sound. 
Five little pumpkins jumped to the ground.
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5! 
Children take turns jumping in order while counting.


Where is Pumpkin

tune: Where is Thumbkin
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you this evening?
Very Scary, thank you!
Run away, Run away!

I'm a Little Pumpkin
tune: I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little pumpkin
orange and round.
I from on a vine from
a seed in the grown.
when I get all grown up
give me a face.
Put me outside in a very safe place.

Pumpkin funny face craft found on TPT
Teddy Bear Pumpkin found at first-school

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