Since I work with a mixed-age group of children (ages infant-5), we often get tired of the same fingerplays and poems year after year. Someday, I will combine all the seasonal poems/chants/fingerplays I make-up into one book...for now, here's one we do with our kids in the Fall! 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine -5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine Materials needed: Wikki Stix (orange and … [Read more...] about 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine – a created Storyboard Poem for Kids!
Pumpkin Theme Activities
Roll a Jack-o-Lantern is a simple game that the children can play for party time or anytime during the month of October. Materials needed: Orange Foam Blocks - one per child ( blank dice or homemade paper dice can be substituted), black markers (for labeling the dice), dry erase boards - one per child (white plastic disposable plates can be substituted), and orange/black/green dry erase … [Read more...] about Roll a Jack-o-Lantern Game for Preschool and Kindergarten
5 Little Pumpkins Craft for Kids Materials needed PER CHILD: Pumpkins - 5 orange pipe cleaners and 5 green Wikki Stix (green pipe cleaners can also be used), Gate - 6 craft sticks, liquid glue, brown paint, paintbrushes, paint smocks (or an old T-shirt to protect clothing), and paint cups/trays. Colored or plain construction paper can be used for mounting. Prior to the craft activity - … [Read more...] about 5 Little Pumpkins Craft, a Recipe, and Cookie Math for Preschool
We are honored to be nominated, among so many other great teacher blogs, for the Most Fascinating Blog of 2012 in the Kinder Category! We would like to thank the individual(s) who submitted the Jack-o-Lanterns and 5 Little Pumpkins post for review. If you have enjoyed any of the activities from our blog, we'd appreciate your vote on Google+ in the KINDER TEACHER category. The NOMINEES are … [Read more...] about Painted Rocks, A Pumpkin Post, and a Nomination
HARVEST THEME WORD CARDS - Harvest Letter_Word Cards Materials: Print one copy of the file linked above for each of your children, small tiles if available, permanent marker, a small basket or bin, and clothespins. Laminate the cards for durability, if desired. Say the words with your children. If you have small tiles at home or school, make a tile with each of the letters from the word … [Read more...] about Harvest Theme Word Cards, Word Families, Word Puzzles, and Sorting Activities
Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch - Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch "Vine" Designs Materials needed: One Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Vine work page from the file above, orange and green tempera paint, paint brushes or q-tips, paint trays, and paint smocks or old t-shirts. Print the vine design file for each of the children. Have the children thumb print orange painted pumpkins on top of or below the vine … [Read more...] about Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch, Hand Print Pumpkins, and Witches Hats