This little pumpkin is square instead of round.
The best part is that most of the items required can be found right at home. I got my degree in Elementary Education plus couple that with my love of books and that is how I came up with our first few activities. These next few activities all center around… I choose this book for a couple of reasons: 1 it teaches a good lesson that we are all different and those differences are what make us special and 2 my 4 year old is obsessed with pumpkins right now, he is constantly carrying around his small pumpkin, even putting it to bed each night!
Today we will be featuring a writing activity that centers around helping children understand that stories have a beginning, middle and end.
You can find a reading of the book on youtube…quick, easy and free!!! After reading the book, have a little discussion, here are some simple questions to get you started: How is Spookley different from the other pumpkins?
How did the other pumpkins feel about Spookley?
What happened to the other pumpkins when the storm came? What did Spookley do once he was blown into the fence?
The next day, when the Farmer found Spookley what did he decide to do with his crop the next year? It is every okay to make fun of someone who is different from you? Can words be hurtful? How can we help others, who may be different than us, feel accepted?© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin and all related characters and elements © and TM/® Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC. Opinion writing pieces would use mostly sentences starters from the second and third column. Eventually students become more confident and creative and they can move away from scripted sentence starters but this is a great place to start.
Spookley at first feels left out by his unique look, but ends up using this difference to become a hero. Everyone learns that it's OK to be different and that being different is a great thing.
This FREE printable Pumpkin Shape matching activity can be used a s a Spookley book or movie related activity. “Spookley the Square Pumpkin A Family to be Thankful For.” Discussion questions and learning activities that correspond to the themes in “Spookley the Square Pumpkin A Family to be Thankful For" to build kinder, safer communities by embracing our families, friends and neighbors.
6 Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities for Kids. 3-D Spookley the Pumpkin from Buggy and Buddy. Spookley Tear Art Craft from Love Play Learn. Spookley the Square Pumpkin Inspired Drawing from Hand Made Kids Art. Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft Magnets from Artsy Momma.
Spookley Craft Using Popsicle Sticks from Time for Play.
Today we will be featuring a writing activity that centers around helping children understand that stories have a beginning, middle and end. Start by reading the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. If you don’t have the book and don’t feel like running to your local library, don’t worry!