Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Five Little Pumpkins


Nathan absolutely adores this book (and to tell you the truth, I do too).  We've read it so much that Nathan actually has it memorized.  Nicholas said "Hey Mommy, Nathan can read." I don't think he realized that he wasn't reading the book, just reciting it word for word.  The illustrations are so bright and vivid and fun.  This book has quickly become our favorite Halloween book.

Because he loves the book so much, I decided to do a little craft with him.   We painted some egg cartons orange for the pumpkins, used green craft sticks for the fence, foam stickers of leaves, a moon, witches, ghosts, bats, etc.  Everything that he saw or read about in the book.  His little project turned out to be quite the masterpiece and he was so pleased with himself when it was finished. 






Both boys decided to make some Halloween scene pictures with more of the foam stickers.  They used paper plates, basically because they were just sitting there on the table.  I didn't mind, since together the plates and stickers only cost me $1.89 and bought me a few hours of quiet from them hahaha.




*Disclaimer: I received the book Five Little Pumpkins for review purposes only, as a reviewer for Tiger Tales books.  I was not compensated in any way.  The opinions herein are my own and were not influenced by Tiger Tales.

9 comments:

Tanya said...

That is SUPER cute!

Elizabeth Bennett said...

Love your craft ideas and love how much Nathan loved the book! I have mentioned your blog on our facebook page (and tweeted). Welcome to our family!
Elizabeth
tiger tales

Discovering Montessori said...

This is a cute book. Nice crafts. Thank you for sharing.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I love what you did with this craft/book activity! My middle son loves this book, so maybe we'll try this next week--thanks!

RedTedArt said...

I love your Egg Carton pumpkins!! very cute. All your Halloween crafts are awesome!!

And thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this book too. The sticker for the background it such great idea. The project came out so well.

Christy said...

Very cute! I am using this book for the October story hour I am hosting next week. It's a fun book.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love your pumpkin project - it looks awesome! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Jackie H. said...

Hey, I used your idea and made it into pumpkin finger puppets. I blogged it today and linked back to your site.
http://readysetread2me.blogspot.com/2010/10/5-little-pumpkins-finger-puppets.html