Book Club: Mr Pumpkin recycling craft with the “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything”

Spooky Halloween Book Club
Halloween is my second favorite holiday in terms of crafts after Christmas (well maybe third after Easter). Therefore, it was just a matter of time before we looked for a book representing the Halloween season to insert in our BOOK CLUB project! Mr Pumpkin is the craft project that I suggest to accompany “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything” by Linda Williams. There are many books that could be used for Halloween but “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything” was my pick because of the great vocabulary review of clothing and the actions that you can use to act out the story while it is being read – get ready to have fun CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMPING and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKING!

You will need:
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Corks
Orange Paint
Black Markers
Green Felt
Brown cardstock
Glue

Vocabulary Development: green, black, orange, pumpkin, brown, cork, markers, shoes, pants, shirt, hat, gloves scarecrow, afraid

Remember to review the vocabulary with the kids before starting to read the book. Need flashcards (The little old lady who was not afraid of anything cards 1, The little old lady who was not afraid of anything cards 2). You can also teach the actions that will be used in the book before reading it – that way all the kids can act it out will you. This can get really rowdy so be ready!

After you have read the book have the kids transform a cork into their own

MR PUMPKIN!

We cut out the green felt and made the brown stems in advance.
material needed for activity

First, have the kids paint the corks orange and glue on green leaves and a brown stem.
Cork Pumpkin Patch

Second, add a face to your pumpkins -ww told the kids that they could decide any face they wanted: scary, happy, sad… Look how many made HAPPY MR PUMPKINS!
Cork Pumpkins with Faces

If you try it out, let us know how it goes!
Have fun and have a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN
Alison