We always go over this for math - it's great for introducing ordinal numbers. Plus, it's so much fun! Usually, I have the kids draw the scene and I think one year we did finger puppets, but this year I had a new vision - The 5 Little Pumpkins Glove!
1 glove per child (I got mine at Old Navy)
5 pumpkin foam pieces (You could also make cute little pumpkins out of felt, but I couldn't imagine doing this right now with 18 kids!)
I found that the foam pieces were a bit tricky to get the back off of which gave the kids some bonus fine motor skills practice. Putting on the glove itself was another challenge for some.
Now you have five little pumpkins sitting on a gate! Say the poem again and again!