Friday, October 2, 2009

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Circle Craft

Items needed:

  • orange and green construction paper

  • child sized scissors

  • one brass fastener per pumpkin

  • crayons

  • glue

Draw two identical circles on orange construction paper, for the children to cut out. We traced ours around the lid of a sugar dish.

Cut one small rectangle from green construction paper, for the pumpkin stem.

After the children have cut out the circles, have them draw Mrs. Pumpkin Eater on one of the circles.

Glue the stem to the top of the Mrs. Pumpkin Eater circle.

Cut the remaining circle in half.

Place the circle halves, overlapping slightly, on top of the first circle.

Use a hole punch, to make a hole through the overlapping part of the circle, and the circle underneath.

Place a brass paper faster through the hole, so that it opens on the back of the first circle. Watch little ones with the fasteners - they are a choking hazard.

Recite the Pumpkin Eater rhyme, opening the shell to reveal Mrs. Pumpkin Eater, at the end.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

2 comments: said...

That is so creative and totally cracks me up! I'll be linking.

Jenn said...

I love this so much!! I came across it on a google search for extension activities for nursery rhymes. Thank you so much for posting this, and I will definitely be doing this with my kids. :)