Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Storytime 10/14/14 and 10/15/14

Books read: 
Pumpkin heads by Wendell Minor
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Other book suggestions: 
It's Pumpkin Tme! by Zoe Hall
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Once there was a Pumpkin (from Kid and Kaboodle)
Once there was a pumpkin,
And it grew, (join fingers to make pumpkin)
And grew, (make bigger pumpkin shape)
And grew. (make large pumpkin with arms)
Now it's a Jack-O-Lantern and it smiles at you,
And you, and you!

I'm a little pumpkin (from Step by Step Childcare)
I'm a little pumpkin orange and round, (hold arms in a circle)
Here is my stem, (place fist on head)
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up, don't you shout!
Just open me up and scoop me out!

Pumpkin on the ground (from Sunflower Storytime)
Pumpkin, pumpkin, on the ground (crouch down)
How'd you get so big and round? (stretch arms and make a circle)
Once you were a seed so small.
Now you are a great big ball! (make huge circle with arms)
Pumpkins pumpkins on the ground. (crouch down)
How'd you get so big and round?

Pumpkins, pumpkins (from Read Sing Play)
Pumpkins, pumpkins turn around
Pumpkins, pumpkins touch the ground.
Pumpkins, pumpkins slap your knees.
Pumpkins, pumpkins sit down please.

Five Little Pumpkins (from Step by Step Childcare)
Five Little Pumpkins at my door.
A neighbor took one and then there were four.
Four little pumpkins under a tree,
Along came a farmer and then there were three.
Three little pumpkins that looked so new.
I gave one away and then there were two.
Two little pumpkins out in the sun,
Mom made a pie and then there was one.
Of all the pumpkins there was just one,
So I made a Jack O Lantern, and that was fun!

Craft: Decorated pumpkin templates with torn paper

Literacy tip of the week: When picking books to read together let you child explore their own interests. They will stay more engaged with a book if it is about a topic that interests them!

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