Pumpkin Time!

(Also: my nephew/godson Jackson’s FIRST storytime!) Hope everyone has a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🙂

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Five Little Pumpkins by Iris Van Rynbach OR Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
*Fingerplay: Once there was a pumpkin
Read-aloud #2: Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor OR The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
Fingerplay: Fun with Hands
**Flannel: Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Flannel: Five Little Pumpkins
Read-aloud #3: Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo OR The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
Flannel: Pumpkin Pie Time
Read-aloud #4: Brooms are for Flying by Michael Rex OR What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? (flap book) by Nick Sharratt
Puppet Story: Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (Puppet available here.)
(Read-aloud #5 (Pop-up): Little Monsters by Jan Pienkowski)
(“Dancing” Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs)

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

*Once there was a pumpkin
Once there was a pumpkin. (Make a circle with hands.)
And it grew, And grew, And grew. (With each “grew”, make imaginary pumpkin bigger.)
Now it’s a jack-o-lantern And smiles at you! (With a smile, point to each other.)

**Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin, round and fat
Turned into a jack-o-lantern just like that!
(Two-sided flannel pieces can be purchased here.)

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