Pumpkin Heads by Wendall Minor
Other book suggestions:
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
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 Chant (from Every Day is Storytime)
Pumpkin, pumpkin, (pretend to slice bread)
Pumpkin head! (touch head)
Pumpkin pie! (make circle with arms)
Pumpkin eye! (circles around eyes)
Pumpkin cake! (stir cake)
Pumpkin shake! (shake body)
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.
Where is Pumpkin? (with scarves, to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Step by Step Childcare)
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin? (hide face)
Here I am! Here I am! (move scarf)
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!
Craft: We decorated pumpkin bingo dauber printables.
Literacy tip of the week: Playing with rhyme is a great way to explore the sounds in words with your child.