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Pumpkin Themed Activities and Resources

October 29, 2017 3 Comments

Pumpkin Themed Activities and Resources

October 29, 2017 3 Comments

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin mania!! Yes, I am also quite a fan of everything PUMPKIN. I love  the soothing taste of a Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea or the delightful aroma of pumpkin scented soaps and air fragrances. And don’t forget the pumpkin roll with the cream cheese filling!!! So, now that you are drooling with me, how about some pumpkin ideas for your home and classroom?

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Pumpkin Play Dough

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This recipe is featured on Your Modern Family’s website.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice (for the aroma).

Click on the link for the directions.

Pumpkin Trivia Quiz

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How well do you know your pumpkin facts? This free download is a fun activity for school or at home with the family. Get the quiz and the answers by clicking on the picture.

slide2Toilet Paper Pumpkins

pumpkins-from-tp-rollsThese cute pumpkins are created by wrapping a roll of toilet paper with some fabric! This quick and easy idea comes from blogger Montserrat at Cranial Hiccups.  The directions are so easy you can make them with your kiddos. I think they are a great idea for your Halloween party, or a rainy day project with your children. Click on the picture to visit her blog.

 

 

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Write Your Own Book About Pumpkins

Set your students up for success with this coloring book style informational book. Your students do the research and write the text. The images on the pages support the young writer.
Pages include text features such as diagrams, labels, and the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Visit my blog post to see how I use it in my class.
Write Your Own Informational Book

 

For More Pumpkin Ideas:

Visit my Pinterest Board titled October: Read~Write~ and Create for over 69 pins including pumpkin slime, pumpkin chex mix, and pumpkin literacy resources.

 

 

 

 

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  • Print Path October 11, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    What better way to celebrate fall than with pumpkin play-doh and pumpkin publication!

  • […] By Alison Monk of the Literacy Garden […]

  • Deann Marin October 10, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    This is a wonderful and fun activity. I know the kids must love it.

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    Welcome! I'm Alison Monk, a primary teacher with a passion for creating educational materials that engage kids and teachers love! I hope this blog encourages and inspires you. I'm so glad you are here! Read More

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