Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Nursery Rhyme Craft Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


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Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater is a popular nursery rhyme that is effective to introduce and practice letter P (Peter & pumpkin), focus on a pumpkin and fall season harvest theme, or an alternative for Halloween celebrations.

View the rhyme @ Appuseries Channel in YouTube with animation and music.

Activity > Present and discuss the nursery rhyme

  • 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 their own.
  • 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 page version.
  • Proceed to do the craft and use again to read and dramatize the nursery rhyme.
  • Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.

Activity > Peter Pumpkin Eater Craft

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 theme.

Theme > Pumpkins and Jack-o'-lanterns: Review the theme for lesson plans and printable activities to incorporate with the nursery rhyme and craft.

Activity > 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.

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peter peter pumpkin eater nursery rhyme color poster
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater:
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peter peter pumpkin eater coloring page
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