Ghosts, pumpkins and monsters are prowling around the LilyPad store. Have you seen all the gorgeous Halloween kits there are to play with? Check out THIS SECTION of the store! All these awesome products got me thinking about when I was young and my teachers taught me some spoooooky Halloween poems and songs. One particular poem stood out in my head and I just knew I needed to make an enrichment activity for it! Join me in creating an activity for Five Little Pumpkins. Ghouls (ahem, children) of all ages will love this activity.
Pick a Pumpkin by Kim Jensen
Hayrides & Smiles: Build Your Own Jack o’Lantern by Allison Pennington
Fantabulous Fall (doodles) by Kate Hadfield
Sketchbook Pages III by Kate Hadfield
The Witching Hour by The LilyPad(Retired)
Scissor or Cutting Machine
Words to the poem Five Little Pumpkins
1. Using papers and embellishments from the above kits create a 8.5 x 11 spooky Halloween scene. Make sure and include a fence in your scene!
2. On your Halloween scene type the words to the poem Five Little Pumpkins. There are several versions of this poem. Find one you enjoy or remember from when you were a kid!
3. Print out Halloween scene.
4. Assemble your jack o’ lanterns using Kim’s Pick a Pumpkin and Allison’s Build Your Own Jack o’Lantern. Be sure to scale them to an appropriate size to fit on your Halloween scene. I created my five pumpkins and saved them as individual .png files. I opened these in my Silhouette software and print and cut them. If you don’t have a cutting machine you can certainly print the pumpkins and cut them by hand.
5. Hand over the pumpkins to your kiddos and let them place them on the fence as your recite the poem. They’ll love trying out the different faces as you read the poem to them. Don’t forget to help them roll the pumpkins off the scene! That is the best part!
6. Another alternative to this would be to print your pumpkins at the approximate size of 9 inches tall. Place each pumpkin on a popsicle stick to create a mask. Now your kid(s) can be the pumpkins in the story. This version will certainly have them rolling around with laughter ;)
Making enrichment activities is one of my favorite ways to stretch the use of my LilyPad digi supplies. Have you made any enrichment activities for your kids? I hope this has encouraged you to get out there and give it a try. Be sure and share any enrichment activities you create in TLP gallery!