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A Pumpkin!

First I'm just a small seed,
  [children hold up thumb and index finger]
Then, a vine with leaves.
Out from orange flowers
I grow -- small and green.

So I keep on growing,
Bigger, bigger, FAT!
  [children spread arms out]
A round orange pumpkin,
  [children use index finger to make circle shape in the air]
What do you think of that?
  [children raise voices]


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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