These pumpkin poems for kindergarten are perfect to inspire creativity in your students and include with your fall homeschool activities.
Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of pumpkin poems with your little pumpkins? Get ready for a harvest of fun and creativity as we explore rhyming words, acrostic poems, and pumpkin songs.
Pumpkin Poems for Kindergarten
Whether it’s Halloween night or pumpkin time, these poems and activities will bring joy and learning to your homeschool classroom. So grab a pumpkin latte and let’s get started!
Rhyming Pumpkin Poems
Get your little pumpkins excited about poetry with some fun pumpkin-themed rhymes! Here’s a simple counting poem to get started:
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, ‘Oh, my, it’s getting late!’ The second one said, ‘It’s cold out here!’ The third one said, ‘But we don’t care!’ The fourth one said, ‘Let’s run and run!’ The fifth one said, ‘I’m ready for some fun!’Unknown
Encourage your little ones to join in and recite the poem with you. You can even create actions to go along with each line, making it a fully interactive experience.
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My Perfect Pumpkin Pick Poem
There is a sweet poem of kids to memorize that works on shapes and colors while memorizing. You can create lots of fun activities to go along with this poem.
I picked a pumpkin from the patch, a pumpkin orange and round. It was the best one on the farm, the largest to be found. I rolled the pumpkin to my house, and carved it right away. I filled it up with candle light, and put it on display. The pumpkin jack-o-lantern was festive as could be. I kept it out all autumn long, for everyone to see.Kristin Riley
Acrostic Pumpkin Poems
Acrostic poems are not only a great way to introduce creativity, but they also help children learn sight words and express their thoughts. Take the word “PUMPKIN” and have your little ones come up with words or phrases that start with each letter to describe a pumpkin. For example:
P is for Pumpkin patch, a place of much fun,
U is for the under the autumn leaves
M is for the mashmallows we will roast
P is for the pumpkin pie we’ll happily make
K is for the jack o’ lantern with its funny face,
I is for the pumpkin cutouts we’ll trace,
N is for the long vine that grows so tall
Not only will this activity boost vocabulary and creativity, but you’ll also end up with a beautiful themed acrostic poem to display in your classroom.
Add some rhythm and melody to your pumpkin-themed activities with catchy pumpkin songs. Singing and chanting help children develop their language skills and improve memory retention. Here’s a simple chant to get started:
“Pumpkin vine, pumpkin vine,Growing oh so long and fine!From a tiny seed, you grew so tall,Now you’re ready for our harvest call!”
Encourage your little ones to come up with their own verses and actions to make it even more interactive and engaging.
Halloween Crafts and Activities
Extend the pumpkin fun beyond poems and songs with a variety of hands-on crafts and activities. Create pumpkin heads using orange construction paper and draw funny faces on them.
Make pumpkin bread or carve a jack o’ lantern together. You can even organize a pumpkin-themed scavenger hunt or create pumpkin-themed lesson plans with clip art and interactive whiteboards.
As the Halloween season approaches, ignite your little ones’ imaginations with these fun and engaging pumpkin poems and activities. From poetry to crafts, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the perfect pumpkin.
So, whether you’re homeschooling or teaching in a classroom, remember that learning can be both educational and lots of fun!
As Paul Laurence Dunbar once said, “We wear the mask that grins and lies, it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.” But when it comes to teaching our kids, let’s ditch the masks and embrace the joy of learning. Let’s inspire their creativity, nourish their minds, and make this Halloween a truly memorable one.
Now, gather your little pumpkins, grab a slice of pumpkin pie, and let the pumpkin adventures begin. Happy Halloween and happy teaching!
Note: For more ideas and inspiration, check out “The Pumpkin Book” by Gail Gibbons, a fantastic resource for all things pumpkin-related. And don’t forget to share your own pumpkin-themed activities and poems in the comments below!