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This Is The Way We Carve A Pumpkin

Language Focus Other songs about: Halloween, parts of the body

Jack-o'-lantern carving language. Face vocabulary (eyes, nose, mouth).

This Is The Way We Carve A Pumpkin Lyrics and Actions

Key Gesture
Jack-o'-lantern - Hold both hands up by the sides of your face, palms facing forward. Tilt your head from side to side.

♫ This is the way we scoop him out, scoop him out, scoop him out.
This is the way we scoop him out. [Pretend to scoop out the insides of a pumpkin.]
This is our jack-o'-lantern. [Jack-o'-lantern gesture.]

This is the way we make his eyes, make his eyes, make his eyes.
This is the way we make his eyes. [Draw a triangle shape in the air in front of one eye, then the other eye.]
This is our jack-o'-lantern.

This is the way we make his nose, make his nose, make his nose.
This is the way we make his nose. [Draw a triangle shape in the air in front of your nose.]
This is our jack-o'-lantern.

This is the way we make his mouth, make his mouth, make his mouth.
This is the way we make his mouth. [Draw a smiling mouth in the air in front of your mouth.]
This is our jack-o'-lantern.

Jack-o'-lantern shining bright, shining bright, shining bright.
Jack-o'-lantern shining bright. [Jack-o'-lantern gesture. Wiggle your fingers.]
This is our jack-o'-lantern.
This is our jack-o'-lantern. ♫

Classroom Benefits

This is the perfect song to sing before or while carving a pumpkin or making a jack-o'-lantern craft.

Activity Ideas

Sing-Along
Try using lyrics related to going trick-or-treating and Halloween safety. For example, "This is the way we trick-or-treat, trick-or-treat, trick-or-treat. This is the way we trick-or-treat. On Halloween night! This is the way we look both ways, look both ways, look both ways. This is the way we look both ways on Halloween night! This is the way we check our treats, check our treats, check our treats. This is the way we check our treats on Halloween night!" 1

Face Fun
Draw a pumpkin and, together with the child, color it orange. Next, cut out various shapes of eyes, noses, and mouths from a piece of black paper. Make a jack-o'-lantern together by placing the black shapes on the pumpkin. "Let's make his eyes/nose/mouth!"

After playing with the various shapes for a while, glue them on and hang your jack-o'-lantern up on the wall or refrigerator. Try making a new jack-o'-lantern each day to help create a Halloween atmosphere! 2

This Is The Way We Draw a Jack-o'-lantern
Give each student a blank piece of paper and some crayons. Tell them you are going to draw a jack-o'-lantern together. Draw a big pumpkin outline on the whiteboard. Say, "This is the way we draw a pumpkin." Encourage the students to draw a pumpkin on their papers as they say or sing, "This is the way we draw a pumpkin." Next, draw two triangles for eyes and say, "This is the way we make his eyes." Encourage the students to draw eyes on their pumpkins as they say or sing, "This is the way we make his eyes." Continue until you have finished drawing and coloring the jack-o'-lanterns. Give the students one more piece of paper and have them draw another jack-o'-lantern. Play the sing-along version of "This Is The Way We (Carve A Pumpkin)" in the background so they can sing as they draw. Have the students write their names on their papers and hang up the finished jack-o'-lanterns around the classroom. 3

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