Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Circle Time - October

Better late than never, huh? Here's what we have been doing at Circle Time this month:

Circle Time Plans ~ October

Gathering Song(s): Mr. Sun

  • Angel of God my Guardian Dear

Finger Plays:

  • Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate (using small pumpkins as props)
  • Where is Thumbkin?/Mr. Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin, Pumpkin
  • Four Little Leaves
  • Leaves are Floating Down

Mr. Pumpkin
(Tune: Where is Thumbkin)

Mr. Pumpkin,
Mr. Pumpkin,
Round and fat,
Round and fat.
Harvest time is coming,
Harvest time is coming.
Yum, yum, yum.
That is that!

Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Sitting on the wall.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Tip and fall.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Rolling down the street.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Good to eat!

Leaves Are Floating Down

Leaves are floating softly down (Flutter fingers)

They make a carpet on the ground (Spread hands apart)

Then swish! The wind comes whirling by (Bring hands around fast)

And sends them dancing in the sky (Flutter fingers upwards)


  • Calendar work - Saint of the Day magnet, date magnet
  • Vestments on priest
  • Days of the Week/Months of the Year song

Seasonal Hymn:

The hymn of St. Francis

Puppet or Felt Board Story:

The Anxious Leaf

Books in the October book basket:


tim_nad100 said...

since october is the Month of Mary, you should do something Marian also.

Erin said...

isn't May the month of Mary and October the month of the rosary? We made a do-a-dot rosary and hung it up and plan to try to say it as a family... maybe a decade each night... at some point.