read Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington.
talk about what we will do at the Pumpkin Patch!
- Pumpkin seeds
can be roasted as a snack.
contain potassium and Vitamin A.
- Pumpkins are
used for feed for animals.
flowers are edible.
- Pumpkins are
used to make soups, pies and breads.
were once recommended for removing freckles
and curing snake bites.
range in size from less than a pound to over
largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140
Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
Pumpkins are fruit.
Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in
the United States is available in
colonial times, Native Americans roasted
long strips of pumpkin in an open fire.
Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops;
removed seeds and filled the insides
with milk, spices and honey. This was
baked in hot ashes and is the origin of
Native Americans flattened strips of
pumpkins, dried them and made mats.
Native Americans called pumpkins "isqoutm
Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for
food and medicine.
Use these sequence cards and have your
students put them in order to illustrate how
a pumpkin grows!
Little, 2 Little, 3 Little, Pumpkins,
4 Little, 5 Little, 6 Little, Pumpkins,
7 Little, 8 Little, 9 Little, Pumpkins,
10 Pumpkins growing on a vine!
sequence the stages of a pumpkin growing!
the Pumpkin From the Pumpkin Patch?
I created a fun little
Halloween easy reader to go along
with my Pumpkin Theme. First, I put this book on a
After reading our chart several times, each student
to create their very own book to read and take home!
gets to estimate how wide they think our class
pumpkin is. Once I collect all the students
"estimates" we measure the
circumference. The students always get a chuckle
when we measure
the circumference of the pumpkin as a whole group.
Students get to
create their own pumpkin! Students use a variety of
different shapes to build their pumpkins. (Everyday
Math) I make a
Pumpkin Patch on our classroom bulletin board. I use
paper as the vine.
Students measure how
many pumpkins tall they are! We make a class book
for our Reading Center. ________ is ________
Here are our fabulous
pumpkins hanging in our Reading area!
Who Took the Pumpkin
from the Pumpkin Patch?
_______ took the pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch?
Students get to play
with different Halloween characters and
substitute their names in as they read this pocket chart! We
read this chart several times together and then on
students get to make a take home book of the poem!
Students get to play Pumpkin Memory! Students get a match if they find a
of Halloween characters!
Students get to copy one October word and illustrate
of that word in their journals. Students that
complete the above
are encouraged and expected to add detail!
to put pumpkins and ghosts in order from Aa-Zz.
We cut open a real
pumpkin! Students get to use magnifying glasses
to "observe" the pumpkin seeds and pulp.
get to make pumpkins! The students
use a cookie, orange frosting, candy corns,
M&M's, and a green sour stick to decorate their
pumpkin! What a YUMMY pumpkin treat!
a trip to the Pumpkin Patch!
write about jack-o-lanterns!