(a fingerplay that can be done while sitting at desk or table)
Here is a long and trailing vine,
(Hands trailing over desks.)
That blossomed one day in a sunny hour.
When one by one the petals fall,
(Hands drop to desks.)
And now we see a small green ball.
(Hands curved to form ball.)
And yellow, and yellower still it grew,
Until under Autumn skies so blue,
It lay so still on the sun-warmed ground,
And lo! it was a pumpkin round!
(Hands and arms curved to form a large pumpkin.)
And then one frosty Autumn day,
The pumpkin was taken quite away,
‘Twas cut by a knife from the shelf so high,
And mother made a pumpkin pie!
(Forefingers and thumbs curved to form pie.)