Can you think back to one of your earliest memories of Halloween fun at school?
I can remember back to kindergarten or first grade, doing fun cutting and pasting with construction paper and that lumpy white paste that everyone has tasted at least once.
Come on. You know you tried it.
When my oldest was about four I pulled my favorite classic Halloween poem, Five Little Pumpkins out from my memory, dusted it off, and added my own spin. The following activity was created before my clip art days. In fact, it is the project that started me off on my clip art adventure. (Shout out to my son's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. McCue, for encouraging me to look into Teachers Pay Teachers as a way share my work."
DISCLAIMER: These picture are old. I mean OLD. And were previously published on my rickety blog. I'm slowly going through old posts, cleaning them up, and sharing them here. In the mean time, enjoy my rushed photo editing skills of 2013.
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 "Well we don't care!"
The fourth one said "Lets run and run and run!"
The fifth one said "We're ready for some fun!"
WOOSH went the wind and OUT went the light.
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
Five Little Pumpkins Activity Page printed onto white paper
dark construction paper
markers, crayons, or paint
chalk, white crayon, or white paint
materials to make the fence (we used cardboard, but you can try craft sticks, sticks from outdoors, or construction paper)
SUPER SIMPLE DIRECTIONS:
1. Color in the pumpkins from the printed out activity page.
2. Cut them out and set aside.
3. Build a fence on the dark construction paper using your choice of materials and gluing it down when you are satisfied with the design. You don't necessarily need five posts for five pumpkins, but you can. You can also have fewer posts and have some pumpkins sitting on the horizontal planks.
4. Glue your pumpkins onto their spots on the fence, err, "gate".
5. Decorate. Use chalk, white crayons, or even white paint to decorate the night sky. Is there a witch in the air? Are there stars? Is there a light or lantern? Can you draw the wind that blows out that light? What else could be creeping by the pumpkins on a spooky Halloween night?
And there you have it! Five Little Pumpkins by a 4 year old and 18 month old.
If you share your finished craft on Instagram, be sure to tag me @sarahpecorino. I'd love to see how yours turned out!
You can also find the Five Little Pumpkins clip art in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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Keep it awesome!