Preschool Storytime Ideas
Pumpkins - revised
Pumpkins can be a great Autumn storytime theme, especially if you have parents who would prefer you avoided doing Halloween stories. Also, the pumpkin theme can work for the entire Fall season and not just October. There are plenty of great craft activities to go with the pumpkin theme, including those found here: www.first-school.ws/theme/mini_theme/pumpkins.htm One of the easiest is to make pumpkins out of paper lunch bags: stuff them with crumbled newspaper, and tie at the top. Add eyes, nose, and mouth, an d cut out a few green paper leaves to attach to the “stem” - the area at the top where you tied the bag shut.
Christelow, Eileen. THE PUMPKIN FAIR.
Cooper, Helen. PUMPKIN SOUP.
Falwell, Cathryn. MYSTERY VINE: A PUMPKIN SURPRISE.
Hall, Zoe. IT'S PUMPKIN TIME!
Levenson, George. PUMPKIN CIRCLE.
Lewis, Kevin. THE RUNAWAY PUMPKIN.
McNamara, Margaret. HOW MANY SEEDS IN A PUMPKIN?
Rockwell, Anne. APPLES AND PUMPKINS.
Rockwell, Anne. PUMPKIN DAY, PUMPKIN NIGHT.
Serfozo, Mary. PLUMPLY, DUMPLY PUMPKIN.
Sloat, Teri. PATTY'S PUMPKIN PATCH.
Titherington, Jeanne. PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN.
Van Rynbach, Iris. FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS.
Wallace, Nancy. PUMPKIN DAY!
White, Linda. TOO MANY PUMPKINS.
Also see the previous Pumpkins storytime ideas page from August 2000.
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