Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pumpkin Storytime 10/23/17 and 10/24/17

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

Other book suggestions:
It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

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. 

Pumpkin Count Jumping
Pumpkin cut outs are laid on the floor and labeled with 1-5. The children must jump from pumpkin to pumpkin in correct counting sequence.  

Where is Pumpkin? (to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin? (crouch low)
Here I am! Here I am! (jump up)
I am round and orange,
See my funny face? (make funny face)
Now you don't. (hide face)
Now you don't.  

Bippity Boppity Boo (with scarves, modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)
Bippity Boppity Boo, a pumpkin is on my shoe!
Bippity Boppity Bed, a pumpkin is on my head!
Bippity Boppity Bee, a pumpkin is on my knee!

Rain on the pumpkins (with scarves, modified from Jbrary)
Rain on the pumpkins (wave scarf on ground)
Rain on the tree (wave scarf in air)
Rain on the roof (put scarf above head)
But not on me! (throw scarf)

Colored flannel pumpkins game (modified from The Lion is a Bookworm)

Ring around the pumpkin (from The Lion is a Bookworm)
Ring around the pumpkin,
Orange and round,
Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seeds,
We all fall down!

Craft: We painted a pumpkin template.

Literacy tip of the week: Rhyming games are a great way for your child to learn about the sounds that make up words.

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