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!
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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: