Pumpkins Activity Pack

Pumpkins Everywhere! Your students will love this creative and fun activity pack! Pumpkins come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes just perfect for students observation and exploration. This creative unit will keep students wanting more!

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Pumpkins Everywhere! Your students will love this creative and fun activity pack! Pumpkins come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes just perfect for students observation and exploration. In this unit students will predict, explore, and estimate all about their chosen pumpkin(s).

In this unit they will combine a variety of reading, math skills, and scientific observation skills to learn all about pumpkins. Just in time for Halloween!

Students will learn all about pumpkins including:
*Life cycle of a Pumpkin
*Parts of a Pumpkin
*Fruit or Vegetable?
*How to Grow a Gigantic Pumpkin
*World’s Largest Pumpkin
*World’s Smallest Pumpkin
*Homemade Pumpkin Treats
*Facts about Pumpkins

This unit includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students including:
*Meet Alexander – a young botanist
*K-W-L
*Create a Mini-booklet
*Spinner Wheel
*Math Task Cards
*Fruit & Veggie Sort
*Mystery Flaps Activity
*Vocabulary Posters
*Vocabulary Flip Flaps
*Informational Articles
*PLUS 6 page Flip Up Pumpkin Booklet
*For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade
*Perfect for the Fall Season!
*For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade,
*Great for Core Knowledge
*Common Core Aligned

There are 3 main activities:
Vocabulary:
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Reading:
Next, have students read the informational articles and complete the different activities for each article. You could have students work with a partner or in small groups or even as a center/station activity. Putting one article and a related activity at each center works very well with intermediate students.

Activities:
Have students complete the Pumpkins Flip Up booklet and build it page by page. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12×18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover.

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