Thursday, October 4, 2012


Five Little Pumpkins
(Tune:  “Five Little Ducks” – Happy Everything CD)
Five little pumpkins sitting on the gate.         (Hold up 5 fingers.)
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late.”         (Hold up thumb.)
The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” (Hold up index finger.)
The third one said, “But I don’t care.”                  (Hold up middle finger.)
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.” (Hold up ring finger.)
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun.”            (Hold up pinky.)
Ooooo! Went the wind, and out went the light.  (Blow through hands, then clap.)
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!  (Roll hands behind back.)
Paper Plate Pumpkins
Make pumpkins out of paper plates.  Choose five children to hold the pumpkins as you say the rhyme.  You could also cut pumpkins out of felt and use on a flannel board.
Pumpkin Play Dough
Make play dough using the recipe below.  Add red and yellow food coloring to make it orange.  Let the children knead in pumpkin pie spices.  They’ll have fun making pumpkins, pies, and other objects.                                               
1 cup salt                      2 cups water                                                     
2 cups flour                  2 Tb. cream of tartar                                            
2 Tb. vegetable oil        food coloring
Mix all ingredients together until smooth.  Cook over medium heat stirring        
constantly until a ball forms and sticks to the spoon.   Cool, knead, and store in a zip bag.  
Pumpkin Centers
Cut out 11 pumpkins and write the numerals 0-10.  Ask children to put the pumpkins in numerical order.

Cut out pumpkins of various sizes and ask the children to seriate them from largest to smallest.