1. Pumpkin ChantI just found this one yesterday and am already in love with this for my littles! It has such a cute ending and ties in nicely to the Lynn Kleiner song "Peek a Boo" to use with scarves. I also love this as a lead in to the book, Pumpkin Soup (see below).
2. Pumpkin Stew Song/Pumpkin Stew BookI love this musical book-the cat plays bagpipes, the squirrel plays banjo, and the duck sings. Insert the song, Pumpkin Stew after each page. Click on the book to see it on Amazon. Here is a video with an idea for a game with solo singing to play with the song. I use this song with Kindergarten and First Graders:
3. Pass the PumpkinCheck out the previous post here with the full activity and song. My kids LOVE this one!
4. Pumpkins and Ghosts GameThis one uses foam ghosts and pumpkins (Dollar Tree or Wal Mart has these). Perfect for eighth and quarter note rhythm exploration! Original post here.
5. Five Little Pumpkins
This is a well known chant and fingerplay. It is wonderful to act out, add scarves and movement, too! Click on the book to link to amazon.
6. Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Original post here - fun game and song!
7. Vanishing Pumpkin Book
This one is great for adding sound effects for each character.
8. Big Pumpkin Book
I have long loved this funny story of a witch who wants to make a pumpkin pie and can't get her pumpkin off the vine. Along comes a ghost who tries, and then a vampire and several other characters. Of course, it is the bat who finally gets it off the vine. Each time another character comes along students decide on an instrument sound for their character. Of course it is great for adding scarves, movement, and dramatic play also.
What are some of your favorite pumpkin activities?