Five Little Pumpkins

 

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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 air.”
The third one said, “Well I don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “It’s all Halloween fun!”
Then oooooh went the wind, and out went the lights!
And the five little pumpkins rolled clear out of sight.

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Fall Leaves Template

 

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All the Leaves are Falling Down
Tune:  London Bridge Is Falling Down

All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down (Imitate leaves falling down)
All the leaves are falling down, red, orange, green, and brown.

Falling softly as they do, over me and over you,
All the leaves are falling down, orange, yellow, red and brown.

Take the rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up  (Imitate raking leaves)
Take the rake and rake them up, it is Fall.

Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in,  (Children jump forward)
Make a pile and jump right in, it is Fall.

 

 

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Slippery Fish

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Check out the template for this felt story here!

Slippery fish, slippery fish,
sliding through the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Gulp, gulp, gulp.
Oh no, its been eaten by an…
Octopus, octopus squiggling in the water,
octopus, octopus
gulp, gulp, gulp.
Oh no, its been eaten by an…
Tuna fish, tuna fish,
flashing through the water.
Tuna fish, tuna fish
gulp, gulp, gulp.
Oh no its been eaten by a…
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
lurking in the water.
Great White Shark, Great White Shark
gulp, gulp, gulp.
Oh no, its been eaten by a…
Humongous whale, humongous whale
spouting in the water.
Humongous whale, humongous whale
gulp, gulp, gulp
(burps) excuse me!

Make Your Own Felt Board DIY

I am going to be running a story time at a Welcome Centre for the first time tomorrow. I have many felt stories I could use, but no felt board. I needed to make my own quickly and on a budget.

I grabbed a whiteboard on my way home from the local dollar store for $10 CAD. It is extremely lightweight and portable which I liked. I also liked that I can use the whiteboard side for extra literacy activities!

I purchased a mini-craft glue gun for $5 CAD and a pack of glue sticks for $1.50 CAD at the same store.

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This is what the back of the whiteboard looked like when I unwrapped it. It was not the sturdiest, but like I said it was lightweight and cheap. I would be covering this area with felt regardless. Since the screws weren’t attached it was a smooth surface to work with which was perfect for this project.

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The felt I had previously purchased at Michael’s was not big enough to cover the whole surface (12 in x 18 in) so I decided to use one blue and one green piece.

IMG_3771IMG_3770I simply cut the felt free hand to match the width of the whiteboard and I used the glue gun to stick the felt only around the edges of the board.