Hurrah for October!  This traditional Halloween poem is seasonal and fun while it helps you teach rhyming and ordinal numbers.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (hold up five fingers)

The first one said, “My, it’s getting late.” (put palms to cheeks)

The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” (point to sky)

The third one said,  “But we don’t care.” (wag finger)

The fourth one said,  “Let’s run and run and run.” (pantomime running with arms at sides)

The fifth one said, “It’s just Halloween fun!”
“Woo-oo-oo” went the wind. (move hands back and forth)
And out went the light (clap hands)

And the five little pumpkins rolled right out of sight. (circle one forearm around the other)


Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out Sing the Sounds the Batman Way!Ten Little Pumpkins – Counting in Kindergarten is Just Halloween Fun!, and The Feet on the Witch – A Halloween Song.  Happy Halloween!

What fun things are you doing to get ready for Halloween?