Friday, October 2, 2009

Five Little Pumpkins

I was going through my Halloween decorations & came across The Five Little Pumpkins book. I also found some Jack-O-Latern fun foam that we used to make magnets last year. I had exactly enough pumpkin shapes left to make puppets to go along with the Five Little Pumpkins poem (or story). My shapes were already precut to make Jack-O-Lanterns. I bought it at Joann's last year...they might have something like it this year. You could also just cut your own shapes out of construction paper or fun foam.

Here is what you need:



I have include the poem at the bottom of the post so that you have it to go with the puppets.

Have your little ones assemble their Jack-O-Lanterns however they want. We did 5 for each kid to go with the poem.




Take your popsicle stick & put glue just on the top of the stick. Place your pumpkin face up onto the glue part of the stick. Let it dry.






Once they are dry...do a puppet show & have fun!



Here is the poem:

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, "But we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun."
Oooooooooooooooooo went the wind and out went the light.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

3 comments:

A Frugal Friend said...

Great idea! I love doing an activity along with a new book.

I just posted my weekly Fiction Friday post and one of my picks was the new book, Princess and Fairy....so cute. But in the back was a recipe! Always looking for the activity.

Thanks

{Pink Igloo Designs} said...

What fun ideas! I love them all!
-Erika

The Activity Mom said...

We love this poem too! =) We did it on the felt board but I really like the idea of the puppets on sticks.

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