|Delicious by Helen Cooper|
|Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller|
Today's finger play was 5 Little Pumpkins:
Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh my! It's getting late!"
The second one said "There's a frost 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 "I'm ready for some fun!"
Then oooooo went the wind and OUT went the light
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
See my craft below that goes with this poem.
|The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis|
|Pumpkin Circle by George Levinson|
|Boo To You! by Lois Ehlert|
My craft today was an extension to the "5 Little Pumpkins" finger play we did earlier. The gate is just strips of brown paper. The pumpkins were created by dipping pumpkin shaped sponges into orange paint and stamping them onto the paper. Their finger print made the stem. They could then color the rest of their picture if they chose. I made little copies of the 5 little pumpkin poem for them to apply and recite at home. I am not sure exactly where I found the poem, but it is from one of the many teacher resource websites online.
Because of limited space at the craft tables, and the messier craft this week, I decided to pull out duplos for free play, and I also made these "Mr. Pumpkin Head" felts for free exploration while the kids waited for a spot at the craft to open up.