3 fall activities to (pumpkin) spice up your circle time.
Hunting for fall circle time songs? You are in the right place!
Because children will be seeing lots of fall colors and decor the next few months, they’ll be especially interested in finding out how you just might be using that pumpkin at circle time.
While this might be interesting enough to get them to circle, keeping them there means providing activities that are actively engaging.
That’s just what you’ll find in the 3 activities below. You will need to source just one item for all 3 songs.
Do you know what it is?
You can purchase a fake one at the dollar store, get yourself the real thing (I’d suggest choosing one on the small side so children can hold it), or print my FREE song pack below that includes 5 printable pumpkins!
Ready for the 3 fall songs for circle time?
1. Walk Around the Pumpkin
Using the traditional tune, “The More We Get Together” makes this activity a perfect way to bring movement to circle time. Add different ways to move around the pumpkin like hopping, jumping etc.
Grab the freebie and you’ll get the digital audio track!
Let’s walk around the pumpkin,
the pumpkin, the pumpkin,
Let’s walk around the pumpkin
and then we’ll fall down.
2. Who Stole the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch
A spin on the traditional chant, “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar” makes this activity a perfect one for fall. Print the pumpkins in the free download and write your students’ names on them. It’s a great way to practice name recognition and build community!
Who stole the pumpkin from the pumpkin patch?
Jimmy stole the pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
3. Pass the Pumpkin
Circle games are always a hit and this one is no exception! Children may take awhile to get used to the idea of keeping the pumpkin moving and not holding it the entire time. But with practice they’ll realize it’s fun even if it doesn’t “stop on you”!
Be sure to grab the free download with the digital audio track. You’ll love the song as it does all the heavy lifting for you.
Pass the pumpkin all around.
Listen to the spooky sound.
Ooo, oo, ooo, oo,
Will it stop on you? Boo!
Grab the lyrics Lyrics Below!
Want the lyrics for your circle time binder along with a pumpkin printable? (if you don’t have one yet, I strongly recommend starting one).
Keeping theme organized by seasons and themes is a great way to always have new and familiar songs at your fingertips.
Download the lyrics, pumpkin printable and QR code to play the digital audio tracks below. 👇