Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 | Resources

Pumpkin Window Cling

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By Iris Kaneshige, McCully-Moiliili Public Library; credit:

This is a Halloween-themed project. The story can be read or sung .

Suggested age: Toddlers and Preschoolers

Book:  Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino


Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Thin ribbons and rick racks

Instructions: (sample size is 8.5 x 11 inches)

  1. Cut out pumpkin shape from orange construction paper. Cut out center portion as well.
  2. Cut out a piece of contact paper, peel off the backing and place the pumpkin outline onto the sticky contact paper. (Prep for this activity by replacing the backing. After putting the outline on the sticky side, they could be stacked until needed. It is also good for reusing since it can be stored away safely this way.)
  3. With the sticky side facing up, the toddlers can start decorating the center of their pumpkins with pieces of thin colored ribbons and rick rack. The good thing about using contact paper is that it’s not too tacky so the toddlers are able to put the ribbons on and take them off until they have the ribbons exactly where they want them.
  4. You can also use colored tissue paper to decorate the pumpkin but it will be more permanent than the ribbons.
  5. When finished, place them on the windows and enjoy!