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Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (hold up fingers for pumpkins)
The first once 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 "It's Halloween fun"
Ooooooh went the wind
And out when the lights (clap hands to the word "out")
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight (roll arms)
I am a pumpkin, big and round (use arms to show size of pumpkin)
Once upon the time I grew on the ground (point to the ground)
Now I have a mouth, two eyes, a nose (point to features on your face)
What are they there for, do you suppose? (Right forefinger to forehead, thinking gesture)
When I have a candle inside (hold up right forefinger)
Shining bright I'll be a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night! (Thumbs in armpits-bragging gesture)
Sitting on a wall (have children sit down)
Tip and fall (have children tip over)
Rolling down the street (child rolls on floor)
Trick or treat!!!!
(sung to "Are You Sleeping")
Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin,
Eyes so round, eyes so round.
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming,
To my town, to my town.
Procedure: Place paper pumpkins, all different colors, and without stems, on floor. Give each child a stem that matches one of the pumpkins. Then form a circle, and walk around the pumpkins as you chant: Pumpkin, pumpkin without a stem, laying in the pumpkin patch. Here comes (name a child) with a stem of (child names color) to match. (Child then matches stem to correct pumpkin. Continue.)
The Very Hungry Pumpkin
Procedure: Put paper pumpkins of different colors in the middle of the circle.Begin a story by telling the children that an orange pumpkin (hold up orange one) was very hungry, and so he ate a banana and turned------. Children say "yellow" and one picks up the yellow pumpkin and hands it to the teacher. Teacher holds it and continues with other food items such as an apple, lime, chocolate ice cream, the sky, peas, etc. etc. Continue the same way. At the end, ask children to think of a food the pumpkin could eat, so he could turn orange again.
Ten Little Pumpkins
Cut 10 pumpkin shapes out of orange felt and place on flannel board. Remove the shapes one at a time as you recite the poem.
Ten little pumpkins all in a line
One became a jack-o-lantern, then there were 9
9 little pumpkins peeking through the gate
An farmer cam and took one, then there were 8
8 little pumpkins (there never were 11)
A green goblin took one, then there were 7
7 little pumpkins full of jolly tricks,
A white ghost took one, now there are 6
6 little pumpkins glad to be alive,
A black cat took one and then there were 5
5 little pumpkins by the barn door
A hoot owl took one, then there were 4
4 little pumpkins (as you can plainly see)
One became a pumpkin pie then there were 3.
3 little pumpkins feeling very blue,
One rolled far away, then there were 2.
2 little pumpkins alone in the sun,
One said "S long", and then there was 1
1 little pumpkin left all alone
A little boy chose him, then there were none.
10 little pumpkins in a patch so green made everyone happy on Halloween.