Saturday, October 3, 2015

5 Little Pumpkins

5 Little Pumpkins

Happy Halloween! This post has a 5 Little Pumpkins activity for the very young. Halloween is the perfect time for learning about the color orange.  These activities used orange bottle caps, a sharpie to draw on the caps, a pail from the dollar bins, a paper towel cardboard tube, orange puff balls, and some tape.  There is a printable for color printing, and craft sticks will work well for making 5 little pumpkin puppets, also.
5 Little Pumpkins
The first activity was to use the tube taped to the fridge. I put orange paper around the tube and drew a pumpkin on it.  The idea is to mention the word orange as the child drops the colored puff ball down the tube. 
5 Little Pumpkins
We used electric tape but just use tape that will not leave residue on the refrigerator. Of course, do you know the trick of removing the residue with rubbing alcohol? That is one way to get rid of the evidence! 

Here is the tube in actual use.
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Where did the orange puff ball go? Here she is examining what happened. 
5 Little Pumpkins
Then, putting the pumpkin lids in the container was some more practice. One by one!
5 Little Pumpkins
Here she is checking to be sure they are all inside. 
5 Little Pumpkins

Now for a free printable shared with the permission of Wise Owl Factory for counting pumpkins and also making the 5 Little Pumpkins on craft sticks.  Print, cut, and use. Click on these words or the picture below to download your own copy. 
5 Little Pumpkins

I hope you have a wonderful October! 
Morgane


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