October Literature and Chants


The following are some fun poems, stories, and songs for October. 

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one said, "Oh, my, it's getting late!

The second one said, "There are witches in the air!"

The third one said, "But I don't care!"

The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run."

The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"

WOO-ooh! went the wind and out went the lights.

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!



The Floppy Scarecrow

The floppy, floppy scarecrow

Guards his fields all day,

He waves his floppy, floppy hands

To scare the crows away!

(repeat the poem and replace hands with arms, toes, head, legs, etc.)                                                                                 


             Three Little Witches

(use fingers for numbers)

One little, Two little, Three little witches,

Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches,

Sliding down moonbeams without any hitches,

Hi Ho Halloween's here!


I Made a Jack-O-Lantern

I made a jack-o-lantern for Halloween night (form circle)

He has 3 crooked teeth, but he won't bite! (point to teeth and shake head)

He has 2 round eyes but cannot see (circle eyes)

He's a jolly jack-o-lantern as happy as can be!


                       Ten Little Pumpkins (tune of "Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little, three little pumpkins

Four little, five little, six little pumpkins

Seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins

Ten little pumpkins in the pumpkin patch!