Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pumpkin Painting Storytime Craft (Ages 3-9)

Create a fun, magnificently decorated pumpkin – you bring the pumpkin and we’ll supply the materials! Please note: Be sure to wear a smock or old shirt as paints will be used.  Please bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. Ages 3+
(Song lyrics and storytelling directions can be found at Halloween Hootenany

Book: Mystery Vine – Cathryn Falwell

Glove: Five Little Pumpkins

Pumpkins: A Story for a Field –Mary Lyn Ray (an environmental fantasy)

Action Song: I am a Pumpkin Big and Round

Flannel: The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything – Linda Williams

Prop/Action: Scarecrow, scarecrow, turn around (Scarecrow puppet)
Scarecrow, scarecrow, turn around
Touch the ground
Show your shoe
Now say BOO!
Get off your post
Look for a ghost
Beware of the witch
She’s in the ditch!

Pumpkin Heads – Wendell Minor

Craft: Pumpkin Painting (Tempra paint and brushes, lots of newspapers –  Note: if you have a paint brush for each color paint and no water containers, the paint stays thicker and doesn’t run as easily on the pumpkins.)

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