Cinque piccole zucche
La Piazza di Carolina, asilo italiano
October is a great time to do a lesson about pumpkins le zucche. This is one of our favorite topics because there is material available in English and Italian.
We start by introducing the word la zucca for pumpkin. We show real pumpkins and cut-out pumpkins that we pass around and have the kids repeat the word.
We talk about the color, arancione, and have kids find orange things in the classroom.
We then read the book: â€œFive Litte Pumpkinsâ€, by Dan Yaccarino. We translate it in Italian.
We also listen to the poem in Italian, Cinque piccole zucche, which can be found on the
Teach Me Everyday Italian Volume 2
We memorize the poem in Italian:
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Finally we make a crafty picture of the scene.