Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pumpkin Storytime 10/18/16 and 10/19//16

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

ASL Sign of the Week: Pumpkin
On our way to the pumpkin patch (from Storytimes and More, to the tune of "Here we go round the mulberry bush"

Here we go marching down the road, down the road,
Here we go marching down the road, on our way to the pumpkin patch!
Additional verses can include: running, tiptoeing, stomping, flying, etc. 

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!

Roly Pumpkin (adaptation of Roly Poly from Reading with Red)
Roly Pumpkin, (roll hands)
Up Up Up! (lift hands high)
Roly Pumpkin, (roll hands)
Down Down Down! (stomp feet)
Roly Pumpkin,  (roll hands)
Clap Clap Clap! (clap hands)
Roly Pumpkin, (roll hands)
Lap Lap Lap! (touch lap)

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.

Pumpkin Search Game:
Oh, where oh where has my pumpkin gone?
Oh, where oh where can it be?
I'm searching and singing my pumpkin song.
Won't you please help me?

Craft: We painted a template of a pumpkin.

Literacy tip of the week: Activities such as painting and coloring are a great way to develop the fine motor skills needed to write.

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