Five Little Pumpkins
(Tune: “Five Little Ducks”)

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.)

Flannel Board

Staple the sides of a file folder to make a pocket for storing pieces. Glue a piece of felt to the front. Cut pumpkins out of orange felt and add details with felt scraps similar to the ones shown. Glue the words of the song on the back of the file folder. Use the visual as you sing the song or place it in a center for children to use independently.

Flannel Board Pumpkins
Click for larger image

Paper Plate Pumpkins

Make pumpkins out of paper plates. Choose five children to hold the pumpkins as you say the rhyme.

Paper Plate Pumpkins
Click for larger image

Pumpkin Play Dough

Make play dough following the recipe given on January, 2007, “monthly activities.” 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.

Play Dough
Click for larger image

Pumpkin Patch

Cut 11 pumpkins out of construction paper and number 0-10. Mix them up and then let children order them on a vine (string) on the floor. You could also cut pumpkins of varying sizes and have children seriate them from smallest to largest.

Zero to Ten
Click for larger image
Pumpkin Patch - No Numbers

Next Page -->