Fingerplays and Rhymes

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. This month's theme is pumpkins!

Picking out a Pumpkinpumpkin

Tune: The More we get Together

I’m picking out a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin. I’m picking out a pumpkin for Halloween day.

How about a tall one, a fat one, a small one. How about a big one for Halloween Day.

Oh no it’s too heavy, too heavy, too heavy. Put it in the wagon and haul it away.


Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late"

The second one said, "There are witches in the air."pumpkin

The third one said, "But we don't care."

The fourth one said, "Let's run, let's run!"

The fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween fun?"

Then Woooooo went the wind

And OUT went the lights.

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Pumpkin Poem

One day I found two pumpkin seeds. (Hold up 2 fingers)

I planted one and pulled the weeds. (pretend to plant one and pull weeds)

It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. (hold out arms for long)

A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. (small circle gradually getting larger)

The pumpkin was quite round and fat. pumpkin

(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?


Little Pumpkin

I’ve got a little white pumpkin

Cutest I’ve ever seen

But I hope my little white pumpkin

Turns orange for Halloweenpumpkin

Continue with other colors until orange is left


10 Little Pumpkins

One little, two little, three little pumpkins.

Four little, five little, six little pumpkins.

Seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins.

Ten little pumpkins in a pumpkin patch.


Ten little, nine little, eight little pumpkins,pumpkin

Seven little, six little, five little pumpkins,

Four little, three little, two little pumpkins.

One little pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.


Pumpkins by the barn.

Pumpkins by the house.

Pumpkins by the wagon.

Pumpkins by the mouse.


Pumpkins by the fence.

Pumpkins by the cat.pumpkin

Pumpkins by the scarecrow.

Pumpkins by the hat.


Pumpkins by the table.

Pumpkins by the chair.

Pumpkins by the door.

Pumpkins everywhere!


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Check back next month for different fingerplays with a new theme!