Kiddos LOVE the story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman! This "Big Pumpkin" re-telling craftivity and pocket chart set is a fun way for students to re-tell and act out a shortened version of this adorable Fall favorite! For a better look at what's included, just click on PREVIEW!
Students will be making a re-telling envelope that features the shortened story on one side and a pumpkin picture on the other side. They will then make stick puppets by cutting out the story characters and gluing them onto the ends of five craft sticks. The stick puppets can be used, along with the story envelope, to mimic the characters pulling and tugging on the pumpkin. When they are ready to take it home and read it to parents, the stick puppets can be placed inside the envelope and it's ready to go!
Here's my shortened version of "Big Pumpkin" that your students will be reading...
A witch grew a BIG pumpkin.
The witch pulled the pumpkin. Drat!
The ghost pulled the pumpkin. Drat!
The vampire pulled the pumpkin. Drat!
The mummy pulled the pumpkin. Drat!
The bat had an idea.
They ALL pulled the pumpkin.
Snap! Whoosh! Thud! Thump!
They all ate pumpkin pie. Yum!
You will also find an adorable Pocket Chart set featuring the same shortened version of "Big Pumpkin" with color-coded sentences and illustration cards. Students will have a BLAST (and be challenged!) putting all of the story elements back together and then re-telling the story one more time...woo hoo!
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