Halloween Collaborative Drawing
Most mornings we draw while we eat breakfast. Often in our journals, sometimes on paper, but we sit around the table munching cereal or toast and drawing. Most mornings I offer some sort of prompt (draw something big, fast, in a house, etc). Yesterday we drew pumpkins. This turned into a conversation about the 5 Little Pumpkins poem. We've been doing this poem every day at group time for the past week getting ready for Halloween. The version we do is below.
5 Little Pumpkins
5 Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one says "Oh my it's getting late"
The second one says "There are witches in the air"
The third one says "But we don't care"
The fourth one says "I'm ready for some fun"
The fifth one says "Let's run run run"
Then OOOOH went the wind and OUT went the lights and
5 Little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Our three year olds know this poem by heart now so they were reciting it while they were drawing their pumpkins. Inspired I drew the poem on my paper as they were reciting the poem. Then I asked if they wanted to add more pumpkins. First my daughter and then my son drew more pumpkins on the fence I had started. Some were blue, some were red, some were orange. They dictated what they wanted their pumpkins to say and I wrote that on the paper as well. When we were all finished drawing and writing we said the poem (which now had 12 pumpkins) together.
It was simple and creative and collaborative. The perfect start to our day so I thought I would share.
*Read and create more books about pumpkins.
*Draw and cut out pumpkins and use them as story props.
*Use felt and create the 5 little pumpkins for your felt board. (Paper, contact paper, and magnets would also work for the fridge)
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