DLTK's Educational Activities
Five Little Pumpkins Felt Board Rhyme
I've included the words to the rhyme below for you to copy OR you could print
out our Five Little Pumpkins Mini Book OR our Five
Little Pumpkins single sheet poem
You can use the poem with the Templates a few ways:
- give each child one of the Templates and letting
them hold theirs up at the appropriate time in the rhyme -- number the pumpkins
so they know which is first, second, third, etc. (you can tape a straw
or popsicle stick onto the bottom to make them like puppets... The kids seem to
like waving puppets around more than just holding up pieces of paper).
- You could also make the Templates as felt board characters. Simply glue
a small piece of coarse sandpaper or felt onto the back of each template so it
will hang on the felt board. Place the pieces onto the felt board as you
do the rhyme.
- OPTIONAL: cover the Templates in clear contact paper (bought as a roll
from your local office supply store for under $5) to make them last longer.
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh,
my it's getting late"
The second one said, "There are witches in the
The third one said, "But we don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's run, let's run!"
The fifth one said, "Isn't
Then Woooooo went the wind
And OUT went the lights.
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Close the template window after printing to return to this
Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the
template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most
First pumpkin (color)
Second & third pumpkins (color)
(the grumpy one is the third)
Fourth & fifth pumpkins (color)
(the really happy one is the fifth)
Moon (getting late), Witch and Wind (color)