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Halloween Fun with Five Little Pumpkins!

There are many great pumpkin ideas for the classroom to make learning fun. Here are some I use in my classroom as well as some free sample lessonpix.com materials.

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Let's start with the Five Little Pumpkins Poem:

Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one says, "Oh my! it's getting late".

The second one says, "there are witches in the air".

The third one says, "But we don't care".

The fourth one says, "let's run and run and run".

The fifth one says, "I'm ready for fun!".

Then Ooooo went the wind and out went the lights,

and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

We have many different things you do can do with this poem, all starting with our collection of Five Little Pumpkin Pictures.  As a member, you can use high-res versions of these pictures in your own projects. 

 

Some Great Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween

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  • Field Trip - Visit a Pumpkin Patch
 
 
  • Drama: Make five pumpkin masks and have five children act out the poem.
 
 
  • Flannel Board: Children says poem using flannel board pieces. Make 5 smaller pumpkins on lessonpix.com or using pumpkin dicuts. Laminate and glue a sandpaper square on back.
 
   
 
  • Pumpkin Prints: Cut small pumpkins in half. Children can dip the cut pumpkin in paint (using as a stamp on paper) as they receite the poem. 
 
 
  • Pumpkin Measuring: compare sizes of various pumpkins by measuring circumference with string, weighing the pumpkins, measuring height, etc.
 
 
  • Pumpkin Seeds: Carve out a pumpkin, collecting the seeds. Plant some of the seeds and measure growth. Cook the remainder of the seeds at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. (Check out this cooking link)
 
 
  • Pumpkin Number Matching Cards: Our Number Cards are great for counting, and pumpkins are fun to count!  Here's a Free Pumpkin Counting page you can download.  Try out our Material Wizard to see all of the cool Number Cards you can make.