Here is our last PUMPKIN themed activity from our preschool at home. Again, we used these fun little numbered pumpkins (which I made last year for a Treasure Hunt, and also just used for a fun counting activity with LB. click the pictures below to see those posts):
This time, I used the little pumpkins as puppets!
Prep work: Make the Pumpkin Puppets!
- Cut out 5-10 (or more) small pumpkin shapes (with a stem) from orange construction paper.
- With a black marker, draw faces on the pumpkins
- With a green marker, color the stems.
- With any color marker, write a number on each pumpkin.
- Laminate them, or cover them with clear contact paper on front and back (that's what I did.)
- Using tape or sticky tack, adhere a popsicle stick to the back of each pumpkin.
Here's what you do:
- Set up your stage for the puppet show. (Get behind a couch, bed, blanket, anything at all!)
- Hold up a pumpkin and making a funny voice have him introduce himself as whatever number pumpkin he is. Then have him invite your child to count with him up to that number. LB(3) really loved this activity, and it was great counting practice, and also good to help him work on some speech sounds we've been working on lately.
- Then switch and let your child be the puppeteer. :)
- Or you can just put on a silly puppet show however you wish!
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