The Pumpkin Gospel

“You are the light of the world!” – Matthew 5:14

We want Halloween to be a time where we spread light in a dark world.

JOHN 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'”

Our favorite fall literature:


  • The Pumpkin Gospel by Mary Manz Simon
  • Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • I love you Little Pumpkin by Sandra Magsamen
  • A Pumpkin Prayer by Amy Parker
  • My Happy Pumpkin by Crystal Bowman
  • Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Our favorite fall lyrics:

  • If you’re happy (thankful) and you know it, clap your hands
  • This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
  • Where is Pumpkin? (to the fingerplay: Where is Thumbkin?)
    • Where is Pumpkin, Where is Pumpkin
    • Round and Fat, Round and Fat
    • Harvest time is coming, Harvest time is coming
    • Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum
  • I’m a little pumpkin (to the tune of “I’m a little teapot)
    • I’m a little pumpkin, orange and round
    • Here is my stem, here is the ground
    • When I get all picked up, don’t you shout
    • Open me up and scoop me out
  • [Pumpkin] Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • This is the way we jump up and down…
  • Nose, nose, where’s your nose?
  • I planted little pumpkin seeds
  • 5 little pumpkins (poem)


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