One of the seasonal poems I do for October, is “5 Little Pumpkins Sitting On a Gate”
It’s chock full of Dolch
, has ordinal numbers
and is a fun way to practice counting
with little ones.
With that in mind, I made up some quick, easy and fun “5 Little Pumpkin” activities that practice a variety of standards
The packet includes:
* 2 versions of the poem
The original with the line “witches in the air”, as well as an optional poem which changes the line to “bats in the air”
The poems come in a colorful poster
, as well as black and white “color me” worksheets
One features the words for emergent readers
, while another alternative for PK kiddos, has just the pictures.
* I’ve also included a fence
and 5 pumpkin manipulatives
for telling the “story”, as well as a set of pocket chart-sentence cards
* Plus pocket chart cards that feature numbers 1-5
, with the number words
, and a group
of pumpkins showing that many.
* There’s a matching set with “cutting lines” so that you can make an independent puzzle center
, as well as a set of ordinal number cards
children can sequence.
* Plus a set of Memory Match cards
, which can also be used to play “I Have; Who Has?”
* An “Out went the light”
* A pumpkin “slider” craftivity
, which will help practice numbers 1-5, 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1
, as well as skip counting by 5s
* A “5 Little Pumpkins” Itty Bitty booklet
* 5 pumpkin-themed worksheets
* A “Pumpkins On A Roll” dice game
* 2 “I Spy” a number game sheets
, which are wonderful for whole group assessing
. And finally…
* Pete the Cat
has a “5 Little Pumpkins”
book out, so I’ve included a worksheet where students “trace the numbers” and color the pumpkins who are “rolling out of sight” on a skateboard.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy practicing standards with the “Five Little Pumpkins”
as much as mine do.
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