This file includes a mini lesson about pumpkins. your kids will love learning about pumpkins, they will find out if their pumpkins float or sink, if air can move their pumpkin, how tall and heavy it is, how big around it is, how many seeds it has inside. The kids will need to estimate guess some facts about their pumpkin then they find out what the actual answer is.
The way I use this file is, I get one medium size pumpkin for every group (I have 5 group) and one parent volunteer for every grip to help them. I set out the different stations (every page of their pumpkin book) in different spots int he hallway and some in the classroom, I have every group start at a different station and rotate though the stations till they are all done. It takes about 1-1 1/2 hour to do it all. I like to cover the tables with paper for when the kids take the seeds out, that way the tables don't get dirty. I take the seeds home and bake them and the next name we try the seeds and see who like it and who does not. For the seed activity I decorate a big paper and give every student 2 sticky notes (2 different color) one color for "I like it" and the other for "I did not like it"