Thursday, October 25, 2012

Big Pumpkin Puppet Show

One of our very favorite Halloween books around here is Big Pumpkin.  It's a silly story about a witch who plants a pumpkin and wants to pick it on Halloween to make pumpkin pie.  Her problem is that the pumpkin gets so big, she can't pick it.  Various spooky friends stop by, and finally they get that pumpkin off the vine.  

Coleman especially loves this book.  So one afternoon he started drawing all the characters from the story onto paper and cutting them out.  When Andrew saw the characters, he came up with the idea for a puppet show.  They added popsicle sticks to the cut-outs and made a set from a diaper box.  I read the story while they each acted it out with the puppets.  They had a blast.  Here are a few pictures from the show.

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