Our Halloween book collection seems to grow every year. No matter how many books we acquire, we return to one of our old favorites- Five Little Pumpkins.
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Five Little Pumpkins Activity
Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino is a short little rhyme about five pumpkins sitting on a gate. Each pumpkin rolls away during the chant. It’s a cute book that is not at all scary. I’m not a big fan of scary Halloween books for kids.
After reading the story countless times, we made a batch of pumpkin playdough. We used the pumpkin playdough recipe from Learn~Play~Imagine. It’s so soft and smells amazing!
Roll five playdough balls. Add googly eyes and a green bead for a stem on each pumpkin.
Create a gate. We used a small box and cut five small slits on the top. Stick a popsicle stick in each slit.
The pumpkins are now ready to sit on the gate.
You are now ready to do a story retelling or two or three!
Check out some of our favorite Halloween books to sing, dance and chant with during the holiday. You will also want to play these fun candy corn inspired literacy games!
children stories says
I liked how the story was scary at first butt in the end it was
really sweet. Although I would have loved it if there
was more action and suspence in the story.
My daughter is LOVING this book right now, and I’ve been trying to think of a way to extend it. We are so doing this…I wanted to make pumpkin scented playdough anyway. Thanks for the idea!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Great, I hope you and your daughter have lots of fun with it!
Jennifer Tammy says
I just love this idea!
Super cute and would be a lot of fun to play along with the book.
Samantha @ Stir the Wonder says
What a cute literacy activity! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!