Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (Ideas and a craft)

It's Wild About Books Wednesday! If you're not familiar with my little blog series, each Wednesday I talk about a specific book and share ideas on how to use it to enhance speech/language. Books are a springboard for language and I use them in my therapy all the time! This week, I'm sharing another irresistible Halloween Book - (aff. link) It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff.
This book is short and sweet! My favorite mouse (from the If You Give A... series) finds himself with seven lovely pumpkins to decorate! He paints each pumpkin to represent a different feeling - happy, sad, silly, surprised, etc. It's a fantastic story to teach children about emotions! I've used this book with a couple different students this week! We also made a sweet little craft to go with the story!

First, we read through the book and talked about each one of the pumpkins! Then, we went through the book again and made our own pumpkins to match the given emotion!

After we talked about the emotions we glued them on a black piece of construction paper! This was a great little sequencing activity!
One of my non-verbal students also worked very hard to make phrases using AAC, such as "silly pumpkin" or "scary pumpkin."

I highly recommend this book! You can target sequencing, emotions, vocabulary, phrases, and so much more!

Do you have a favorite pumpkin book? Please leave a comment and let me know about it!

It's almost 9pm here and I'm pooped, but I just had to stop in to share these little activities with you! If I was mouse, I would've painted a tired pumpkin! haha

*I included an Amazon Affiliate link. I would never recommend a book I didn't love!*

Have a wonderful evening! Thank you for visiting! :)

1 comment:

  1. Ido! I do! Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting. I recommend this book highly! I think you will love it Scarlett! Will you still do Wild About Books Wednesday as a linky?