5 Little Pumpkins is an all-time favorite book for children at Halloween. It is loved and easily remembered by young children. When the book is read along with the fingerplay and props, the children easily grasp the words, rhyme, and rhythm of this early literacy activity. Retelling the 5 Little Pumpkins - 5 Pumpkins on a gate Materials needed: 5 Pumpkins on a gate.pdf (linked above), … [Read more...] about Jack-o-Lanterns and 5 Little Pumpkins
Pumpkin Theme Activities
Sensory Mosaic Pumpkins - Pumpkin Template Materials Needed: One Pumpkin Template per child, a variety of textured materials for the children to explore and decorate their pumpkins with (cereal, beans, candy corn, Indian corn, seeds, cotton balls, wall paper scraps, fabric scraps, old magazine pictures, etc.), liquid glue, paint brushes, art smocks/t-shirts, scissors. Set out a variety of … [Read more...] about Halloween and Fall Traditions, Pumpkin Mosaic Craft, and a Recipe for Kids!
White Chocolate and Marshmallow Ghost Pops Materials/Ingredients: Large Marshmallows, White Chocolate or Vanilla Bark, Craft or Popsicle sticks, and Milk Chocolate Chips for the eyes. Have the kids put two marshmallows on a craft stick. Melt the white chocolate or bark in the microwave - watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Older children and adults can dip the marshmallows (the coating is … [Read more...] about Ghost Pops, Poems, and Pumpkin Missing Numbers!
Fall Math with Miniature Pumpkins - Number_Place_Word Cards Ordinal number sense and pumpkin matching - line up five pumpkins (we put them on a tray, but you can line them up on the floor or a table, too.) Print the file link above and laminate the cards for durability (you can also use clear contact paper for laminating.) For very young children who are still working on number recognition … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Math, Leaf Tactile Cards, and a Pumpkin Relay!
There is nothing that reminds us more of Fall than...PUMPKINS! Below you will find activities you can do with your children to explore the delights of the season! PROJECT PUMPKIN Literacy Read The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman [Alladin, 1995] - even if you are not a fan of Halloween, most children love this book and it is fun to act out the characters in the story. Print the Pumpkin Sight … [Read more...] about Project Pumpkin!
Fall is just around the corner! What better time to incorporate ALL 5 Senses in Preschool! HEARING Take a pretend walk outside. Lead your children through your "investigations" starting with: "Let's take a walk in the woods!" (we tap a rhythm to the chant with a right/left knee tap.) What are some things we might HEAR? Chart all the answers the children come up with. Ask the children … [Read more...] about The 5 Senses: Fall Activities for Preschool!