here's a pumpkin felt board story that is perfect for the season. it's based on eric carle's the very hungry caterpillar.
these pieces are needed for the child(ren)'s interactive part in the felt board story. i used this at our local library for a storytime (20+ children) and it was a hit!
you'll notice at the end, there are tWo eNDiNGs provided.
one is for the halloween season
the other is for the november/Thanksgiving season
One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and -pop!- out of the ground came a tiny and very hungry pumpkin. He started to look for some food.
On Monday, he ate some blueberries. After he had eaten them, he took a look at himself. And he said, "Oh me, oh my! What should I do? Look at me, I've turned blue!"
On Tuesday, he ate a banana and some lemonade. When he was done eating them, he looked at himself. "Oh me, oh my!" the pumpkin bellowed. "Now what do I do, I have turned yellow!"
On Wednesday, the very hungry pumpkin ate a grape, a plum, and an eggplant. After he had eaten them, he took a look at himself. "Oh me, oh my! Whatever will I do?" he burpled. This time that food has turned me purple!"
On Friday, the very hungry pumpkin ate a cherry, a strawberry, a tomato, some spaghetti, and a big red apple. After he had eaten them, he took a look at himself. "Oh me, oh my!" the pumpkin said. "How can this be? Now I've turned red!"
On Saturday, he ate some broccoli, peas, lettuce, spinach, lime and a pear when he was done eating them, he looked at himself again. "Oh me, oh my!" the pumpkin screamed. "This time those foods have turned me green!"
That night, he had a stomache. The next day was Sunday again. The pumpkin ate through a nice round orange, and after that he felt much better. Now he wasn't a very hungry pumpkin anymore. And he wasn't a little pumpkin any more either. He was a big, round, orange pumpkin.
But something didn't feel quite right. So he went looking for something to help him feel a little bit better. He nibbled on a few pieces of candy corn. And then he said, "Oh me, oh my! Look at me! I'm a jack-o-lantern, happy as can be!"
But something didn't feel quite right. So he went looking for something to help him feel a little bit better. He nibbled on a turkey leg. And then he said, "Oh me, oh my!" he began to sigh. "I'm a piece of pumpkin pie!"
hOw i diD iT:
hOw i diD iT:
images are clip-art/coloring sheets (sized down, colored, and laminated)
when i presented this to Bear, i handed him the food pieces so he could name them
then i gave him the new color pumpkin and he named it as well
by the 2nd color he finished the pumpkin's sentence, naming the color
i let him put all the pieces up on the board