DIY Storytime – Pumpkins

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Pumpkins whenever is convenient for your family.

DIY Storytime
PUMPKINS

BOOKS

book pumpkinsPumpkins
• Written by Chelsea Donaldson
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Amazing Read Alouds for Kids
This nonfiction book explains how pumpkins grow.
https://video.link/w/TI7Ac
Early Learning Ideas has several Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities for Young Kids:
https://earlylearningideas.com/pumpkin-life-cycle/

book penguin and pumpkinPenguin and Pumpkin
• Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon
• Published by Bloomsbury
• Presented by The Children’s Storytime Bookshelf
A group of penguins travel to a farm to see what fall looks like and bring back a surprise for a little penguin who was left behind.
https://video.link/w/uJ7Ac
Growing a Jeweled Rose has instructions for making Pumpkin Play Clay:
https://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/04/play-dough-play.html

book pumpkin townPumpkin Town
• Written by Katie McKy
• Illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Fun Story Time
When a batch of pumpkin seeds scatter in a town and grow, it’s up to Jose and his brothers to save the town from too many pumpkins.
https://video.link/w/OJ7Ac
Easy Peasy and Fun has lots of links to pumpkin crafts, for fall and for Halloween.
https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/pumpkin-crafts-and-activities-for-kids/

SONGS

I Love Pumpkins by Harry Kindergarten Music
https://video.link/w/oK7Ac

Five Little Pumpkins by DooDoo Shark
https://video.link/w/AK7Ac

Pumpkin Patch by CoComelon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dNRfGGeIoo

RHYMES AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. (hold up one hand)
The first one says, “It’s getting late.” (put your hands on your cheeks)
The second one says, “There’s a chill in the air.” (hug yourself and shiver)
The third one says, “But we don’t care.” (shake your head)
The fourth one says, “We’re ready for some fun.” (jump)
The fifth one says, “Let’s run, run, run.” (run in place)
Then woosh went the wind and out went the light (clap your hands)
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. (make a rolling motion with both hands)

I’m a Little Pumpkin
(tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little pumpkin (bounce on your toes)
Orange and round (hold arms out to make a circle)
Here is my stem (place a curved hand on top of your head)
I grew in the ground. (point to the floor)
If I get cut open (make a chopping motion with one hand)
Don’t you cry (rubs hands next to your eyes like a baby crying)
‘Cos I make a tasty pumpkin pie! (rub your tummy)

Have You Ever Seen a Pumpkin
(tune of “Have You Ever Seen a Lassie”)

Have you ever seen a pumpkin, (shade your eyes and look around)
A pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin that grows on a vine?
A round one, (hold arms out in a wide circle)
A tall one, (stand on tip toes)
A bumpy one, (stick out your elbows)
A small one. (squat down)
Have you ever seen a pumpkin that grows on a vine? (shade eyes)

Have you ever picked a pumpkin, (pretend to pick something off the ground)
A pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever picked a pumpkin that grows on a vine?
A big one, (hold arms out in a wide circle)
A skinny one, (stand on tip toes)
A fat one, (stick out your elbows)
A short one. (squat down)
Have you ever picked a pumpkin that grows on a vine? (pretend to pick)

Have you ever eaten pumpkin, (pretend to bring a fork to your mouth)
A pumpkin, a pumpkin
Have you ever eaten pumpkin baked into a treat?
Like pumpkin pie, (hold arms out in a wide circle
Muffins, (stand on tip toes)
Or pumpkin bread, (stick out your elbows)
Pancakes? (squat down)
Have you ever eaten pumpkin baked into a treat? (Pretend to eat)pumpkin coloring page

 

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