and Jack-o'-lanterns: Review the theme for lesson plans and printable activities to
incorporate with this craft.
Activity 1: Letter Pp is for Pumpkin Activities
Visit this related set of activities to present P is for Pumpkin and
other learning activities to incorporate with this activity.
Peter Peter Pumpkin-Eater is a popular
nursery rhyme that is effective to practice letter P (Peter &
pumpkin), focus on a pumpkin and autumn harvest theme, or an alternative for
Activity 2: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Nursery Rhyme
Activity 3: Peter Pumpkin Eater Craft
- Prior to presenting the nursery rhyme, make one color
version of the craft to use during the reading. This can
generate enthusiasm and motivation for the children to later make
- View the rhyme @ Appuseries Channel in YouTube with animation and music.
- Read and/or sing using the nursery rhyme
poster and craft. Make sure
child understands the meaning of all the words. Identify
colors an images in the picture.
- Discuss the rhyme in terms of what is real and fantasy. Ask
the children what they think about Peter's wife inside the pumpkin
shell. Is it possible to live inside a pumpkin?
- Find all the letter P's in the rhyme text - have children
circle all the letter P's in the coloring
- Proceed to do the craft and use again to read and dramatize the
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets,
stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.
This is a fun craft, but it does require some adult assistance to
complete. It is a pumpkin with an image of Peter on the
pumpkin. Peter's wife is a craft stick puppet that slides
through an opening in the pumpkin to mimic her living inside. Peter and his wife are two young pilgrims to tie to a Thanksgiving
Print or read from the screen
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater:
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Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Craft with puppet
Letter P Pumpkin printable activities
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