Five Little Pumpkins Fingerplay for Preschoolers


Teach your toddler or preschooler how to count to 5 this Halloween by turning the Five Little Pumpkins poem into a playful fingerplay activity!

Have fun with your toddler and/or preschooler this fall season with this learning activity to go along with the lyrics to the Five Little Pumpkins poem.  It is such a fun way to practice counting to five with your little one!

Enjoy this fun way to learn and play today with your toddler!

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Fingerplay for Preschoolers

As we near Halloween, set up this fun fingerplay activity to help your toddler or preschooler learn to count to five.  It is a hands-on, playful learning activity for the littles ones!

Five Little Pumpkins Fingerplay Supplies:

Five Little Pumpkins Fingerplay for Preschoolers

I took an orange pipe cleaner and wound each one over one of my fingers.  I twisted a green "stem" to each pumpkin and my toddler and preschooler were ready to count to five with this sweet Halloween poem.

Place a pumpkin on each of your child's fingers and recite the poem together!

Five Little Pumpkins Fingerplay

As you read through the poem and one of the pumpkins runs off, take the a pipe cleaner pumpkin off your finger.  Continue until all the pumpkins have "rolled out of sight."

Or you could do this activity in reverse and add a pipe cleaner pumpkin to each finger as you recite the poem.  

Either way, this fingerplay is a great way to learn and play with your toddler and/or preschooler today!!

You also might like this festive Valentine's Day Rhymes and Pipe Cleaner Fingerplay activity, too!  Similar concept, but with hearts, instead!!

More from School Time Snippets:

If you have a preschooler and are searching for more fun lesson plans all ready planned out for you, check out our latest collaborative project: 20 Preschool Unit Lesson Plans that can be purchased in a bundle or individually.

Each unit contains 24 ideas in math, reading, art, science, circle time, etc. etc!!

- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
- Build vocabulary and early literacy skills with songs and games!
- Get learners ready for school with printable pages!

Click to learn more about what each preschool unit offers!  We have themes from Around the World, Dinosaurs, Transportation, Colors, Fall, and more!!! 

Our Five Little Pumpkins Fingerplay would be a great addition to our activities laid out in our Fall Preschool Unit Lesson Plans!  Read more!! 

Fall Preschool Unit Lesson Plan Ideas


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