Ten little pumpkins all in a line,
A monster took one, then there were nine.
Nine little pumpkins peeking through the gate,
An old witch took one, then there were eight.
Eight little pumpkins (there never were eleven),
A green goblin took one, then there were seven.
Seven little pumpkins full of jolly tricks,
A white ghost took one, then there were six.
Six little pumpkins glad to be alive,
A black cat took one, then there were five.
Five little pumpkins not one more,
A pirate took one, then there were four.
Four little pumpkins, a jolly site to see,
A dinosaur took one, then there were three.
Three little pumpkins with nothing to do,
A ballerina took one, then there were two.
Two little pumpkins having lots of fun,
A spaceman took one, then there was one.
One little pumpkin, now all alone.
I picked it up and took it home.
Ten little pumpkins in a patch so green
Made everyone happy on Halloween!
Cut ten pumpkin shapes out of orange felt and place them on a felt board. Remove the shapes one at a time as you read the story. You could also have your children help you act out the story.