Mom sent me this Pumpkins Are Here song a year or two ago, but this is the first time we’ve sung it. I’ve hand-printed the words onto a piece of colourful paper and hung it in the front room where I can see it as we learn the words, and it’s a visual cue for us to sing it each day leading up to Halloween. The children are catching on very quickly and having fun with the props.
This is how we made our pumpkins:
To make these little pumpkins we cut out a pumpkin shape from some orange card stock. I cut the ones for the younger children and Tristan cut his own. We used various bits for the faces: black confetti, wiggly eyes, fun foam, and the mouths are actually little glittery caterpillar stickers I brought back from our trip home to Canada in a package with flowers and butterflies. Who knew they’d make good pumpkin faces?
We used double-sided tape to stick the pumpkins onto chopsticks after using glue to apply the expressions to the pumpkin shapes. Then away we went with the song!
And here is The Pumpkins Are Here Song
The pumpkins are here, the pumpkins are there,
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are everywhere.
The pumpkins are up, the pumpkins are down,
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all around.
The pumpkins are in, the pumpkins are out,
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all about.
The pumpkins are low, the pumpkins are high,
The pumpkins, the pumpkins say “Good-bye!”
Making these little pumpkins is good for fine-motor practice and brings the song to life. I like this song as it helps with learning math concepts! High, low, up, down, etc. are all elements needed for math and spacial learning. Excellent when you can combine math, the space around you, motor skills, language skills, crafts, and fun all into one song!
We have more Halloween activities for you: Jack-O-Lantern Suncatchers, Skeletons in the Closet, Mummy hot dogs, and Bone yard breadsticks, or see our Halloween Ideas page for all our ideas in one place.