5 items tagged "Pumpkins"

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    November 13th, 2018

     

    The Books We Read:
    Porcupine's Pie by Laura Renauld

    This is the Turkey by Abby Levine
    The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz


    Songs & Activities:
    We Clap and Say Hello
    We clap and say "hello!"
    We clap and say "hello!"
    With our friends at storytime,
    We clap and say "hello!"

    We [fill in action--stomp, spin, jump, hop] and say "hello!"
    ...
    Credit: Jbrary

    Snowflake Dance
    Snowflakes, snowflakes all around; in the air and on the ground.
    Some are big and some are small. Roll them into a snowball.

    When the sun comes out to play, all the snowflakes melt away.

    Credit: IntellidanceTM

    Craft—Turkey Hats
    We used water colors to decorate our turkey's tail feathers, then cut out and attached turkeys to headbands:




     

  • Pumpkin Tales

    October 25th, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
    The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

    Songs & Activities:
    Open Shut Them
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap, clap, clap!
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, put them in your lap, lap, lap.
    Creep them, creep them, creept them, creep them, right up to your chin, chin, chin.
    Open wide your little mouth, but... do not let them in!

    Credit: Various Sources

    Five Little Pumpkins
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
    The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
    The second said, "There are witches in the air!"
    The third one said, "Oh, we don't care!"
    The fourth one said, "It's time to go home!"
    The fifth one said, "Don't leave me alone!"
    Oooooh ooooh, went the wind, and out went the light,
    and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
    C
    redit: Childhood

    Craft—What's Inside a Pumpkin??
    This was a hugely fun project. Kids decorated their pumpkin face however they liked and then glued pumpkin "guts" (yarn and seeds) on the inside!  Here is one example:

     

  • Pumpkins

    October 20th, 2015


    The Books We Read:
    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Pumpkin Vine Song
    I looked in the garden and what did I find?
    Green leaves a-growin' on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    I looked in the garden and what did I find?
    ... Yellow flowers blooming on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ... Busy bees a-buzzing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ...Little pumpkins growing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ...Big fat pumpkins growing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    Credit: Life Lab

    Five Little Pumpkins
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said "Oh my, it's getting late."
    The second one said "There are witches in the air!"
    The third one said "Oh, we don't care."
    The fourth one said "It's time to go home!"
    The fifth one said "Don't leave me alone!!"
    "Oooooh," went the wind and OUT went the light;
    And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
    Credit: Childhood

    Project—Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns:


     

  • Pumpkins 2017

    October 31st, 2017

     

    The Books We Read:
    The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
    Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas


    Songs & Activities:
    Five Little Pumpkins
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
    The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
    The second said, "There are witches in the air!"
    The third one said, "Oh, we don't care!"
    The fourth one said, "It's time to go home!"
    The fifth one said, "Don't leave me alone!"
    Oooooh ooooh, went the wind, and out went the light,
    and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
    C
    redit: Childhood

    Craft—Jack-o-Lantern Lanterns

    We had fun with mod-pudge and tissue paper, creating funny and fearsome pumpkin faces. A great project for Halloween day!

  • Pumpkins 2018

    October 30th, 2018

     

    The Books We Read:
    Stumpkin by Lucy Cummins

    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
    Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis


    Songs & Activities:
    We Clap and Say Hello
    We clap and say "hello!"
    We clap and say "hello!"
    With our friends at storytime,
    We clap and say "hello!"

    We [fill in action--stomp, spin, jump, hop] and say "hello!"
    ...
    Credit: Jbrary

    Open Shut Them
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap clap clap!
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, put them in your lap lap lap.
    Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your chin, chin, chin.
    Open wide your little mouth, but... do not let them IN!
    C
    redit: Childhood

    Craft—What's in a Pumpkin?

    We had fun decorating paper pumpkins, both outside...


    and in...

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