October 9, 2009

Pumpkins! Five Little Pumpkins

The Book - Five Little Pumpkins

If you're not familiar with this poem, let me introduce you! Since it's public domain, I'll just go ahead and write it out for you.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate;
The first one said, "Oh my it's getting late."
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "But I don't care."
The fourth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
The fifth one said, "Let's run and run and run."

"Wooooooo" went the wind,
And out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
There are numerous books based on this poem, so you have your pick of illustrators. This means that you, too, can make your own book using the poem. Let your child illustrate the story or take pictures to make it come to life. Littlest Page has a cold this week, so I wasn't quite so ambitious.

The Craft - Pumpkin Faces

For a simple craft, pick up some miniature pumpkins and make them come to life! We used what we had on hand: googly eyes, colorful puffs, and sharpies. I provided the hot glue and Little Page provided the inspiration!

For more 5 pumpkin fun, check out this little finger play... perfect for the littlest ones. To hear my adorable little girl reading the poem, check it out below:


  1. I just came across your blog and I love it! You are so inspirational--I can't wait to try some of these books and crafts with my little ones! Thanks for the great ideas! :)

  2. How completely adorable is that video? Omgoodness! Your daughter has some talent there! :)

    Lovely blog...




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