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Monday, October 15, 2007


October is a great month for Autumn and pumpkin themes.
Here are some rhymes and fingerplays I've done:

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin

Sitting on the wall.

Pumpkin, pumpkin

Tip and fall.
Pumpkin, pumpkin

Rolling down the street!

Pumpkin, pumpkin
Good to eat!

Pumpkin Time
(tune: Are You Sleeping?)
I like pumpkins, I like pumpkins.

Round and fat, round and fat.
See them growing on the vine.
I can’t wait to pick mine.

Pumpkin time, pumpkin time.

What Am I?
A face so round,
And eyes so bright.
A nose that glows,
My, what a sight!

A fiery mouth,
With a jolly grin.
No arms, no legs,
Just head to chin.
Answer: Jack-o-lantern

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,

Had a wife and couldn't keep her;

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he keep her very well.

Cut into a pumpkin;

Scoop it with a spoon;

Carve a little mouth,

That is shaped, like a moon.

Cut two eyes to twinkle,

And a big three cornered nose.
Use for teeth ten shiny seeds,

And place them in a row.

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “There are leaves in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run, run, run!”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
Oooooh went the wind, and out went the light.
Those five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Adapted traditional

Books about Pumpkins
It’s Pumpkin Time!
by Zoe Hall
Grow a Pumpkin Pie

by Jane E. Gerver
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

by Ron Fridell
Plumply, Dumply, Pumpkin

by Mary Serfozo
Pumpkin, Pumpkin

by Jeanne Titherington
Pumpkin Circle

by George Levenson

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I love what you're doing with this blog! It would be great to have an "official" ACPL storytime blog full of posts like this one with storytime ideas. What a great resource that would be!