One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I'll admit That has me worried just a bit. I ate the other seed, you see. Now will it grow inside of me?
(I'm so relieved since I have found That pumpkins only grow in the ground!)
Five little witches on a Halloween night Made a very, very spooky sight. The first witch danced on her tippy tiptoes. The second witch tumbled and bumped her nose. The third witch flew high up in the air. The fourth witch combed her fuzzy hair. The fifth witch sang a Halloween song. Five witches played the whole night long!
Start at the bottom and draw a pumpkin with a stem. Starting at the bottom, students cut out the pumpkin. It has to be all in one piece to work! They also need to save both parts. There are no scraps to this project!!
They glue one part at the top and line up the orange and black papers at the top, left corner. Then I tell them to put the cut out right under where the hole is located.
This project was made as a crayon resist, scribble drawing first on a 9x12 white paper. Any design or scribble is okay! Then a blue, watercolor wash was done over the crayon. I think that kindergarten students might have trouble cutting the pumpkin shape out of the orange paper without cutting the edges. An adult could to do this part. Then the eyes, nose and mouth were cut out of black, construction paper and glued on.
Hands and feet – hand or feet print using white crayon on black construction paper. Teacher cut around when dry.
Arms and legs- Two strips of white paper. I used adding machine tape to avoid having to cut long strips of butcher paper. These were folded in what we call cat steps. The two strips of paper are glued together at one end (perpendicular at 90 degree angle) and the strips folded over each other and the next strip on top of that. Continue folding until the end of the strip. Put one dot of glue on the end to hold it.
“ Spelling Banner” game: Prepare two banners that say whatever you want them to say, ie Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat, etc. Also prepare a set of letters for the same words cut out in two different colors hidden randomly around the room. Divide the class into 2 teams with two captains--the captains sit and wait for their teammates to bring the letters for their banner. If a student is on the "red" team and sees a letter for the "green" team he/she just leaves it alone. The first team to cover their banner letters wins. (TP: F: spelling).
Game: Who am I, Ghost? Blindfold one student. The other Ss stand in circle around the blindfolded student. Spin the student around and then stop him/her facing another student. S says "Whooooooo (like a ghost). Who am I?". The blindfolded S must guess who that student is and call out his/her name.