Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show and FREE printable book

October 18, 2012

Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book, poem cards and pumpkin counters from waddleeahchaa.com

Yesterday, I introduced you to our FREE printable Five Little Pumpkins Package including a FREE printable book, pumpkin counters and poem cards.

Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book

Today we are putting on a Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show! Miss Enigma invited MacGyver, age 9, to join in on the puppet show fun.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show

Following Directions Art Activity

Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book

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Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 1:  Fold Paper and Cut into Fourths

  • I modeled for the children how to fold their paper into four equal rectangles.
  • When teaching in the classroom, I always taught my students the more equal hamburger fold versus the long skinny hotdog fold.
  • The hamburger fold and hotdog fold are easy visuals for children to follow when folding paper for activities.
  • “Fold your paper in half like a hamburger bun.”
  • “Did you fold your paper like a hamburger or a long skinny hotdog bun?”
  • The children unfolded their paper and cut along the lines, giving them four small pieces of paper.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 2: Cut Pumpkins

  • I modeled for the children how to fold their small paper using the hamburger fold.
  • Next, I showed the children how to cut a half circle to create a pumpkin.
  • Miss Enigma, “This is how we make hearts!”
  • Each of the children cut two pumpkins and they used my pumpkin as the 5th pumpkin.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 3: Draw Pumpkin Face

  • The children used Sharpie Markers to create no smear pumpkin faces.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 4: Cut Pumpkin Vines

  • The children used the small green rectangles they cut earlie.
  • I modeled for the children how to cut a spiral vine.
  • Talk about developing fine motor skills!
  • The children glued the vines onto their pumpkins.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 5: Glue on Puppet Sticks

  • The children used the pumpkin nose as a marker for how high to glue the stick.

Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show: Following Directions

Step 6: Glue Poem Words onto Back of Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book

Step 7: Practice, Preform and Celebrate!

  • It is wonderful to see two children of very different ages coming together to cooperate, learn and have fun.
  • Just the way life should be!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy October 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Love this! Printing for my littles math club. Thanks for posting on the Math Monday Blog Hop.

Jeannine October 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hope your littles math club has fun counting the Five Little Pumpkins and putting on a Puppet Show!

maryanne @ mama smiles October 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm

So cute! Looks like they had fun!

Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It October 7, 2013 at 7:38 am

Thanks for sharing in the After School Linky Party! You’ve been featured this week in a Roundup of Halloween Activities! Here’s the link
http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-activities-for-kids-after.html

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