PUMPKIN SOUP book study- Helen Cooper

PUMPKIN SOUP book study- Helen Cooper
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This pack is designed to be used with the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper which is a lovely story for Autumn about sharing and working together.


Display resources

· Display banner- a long colourful banner with a picture of the characters

· Story word cards- great to add to a display or use in the writing area

· Display border- A themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any size

· Title poster- An A4 sized poster with the title on and author/ illustrator

· Picture flashcards- Flashcards with words and pictures of the props and characters

· Story questions- colourful cards for a display with questions about the story

Role play/ story props

· Colour face masks- of the characters in the story- great to use foretelling the story or for making up new stories

· Colour puppets- make your own stick puppets of the characters in the story to retell the story or make up your own stories


· An A4 word card with pictures- great to use when writing about the story

· Speech bubbles worksheets- three different worksheets for children to fill in the speech bubbles and then colour the picture

· Worksheet- write a book review about the book

· Alphabet line- an alphabet line on wooden spoons

· Writing sheets- various worksheets with borders to use for writing activities or in the writing area

· My favourite part of the story- a worksheet to draw and write about their favourite part of the story


· A number line- a colourful number line on pumpkins

· Counting cards up to 10- count the number of pumpkins on each cards- these could also be used for number ordering

· Pumpkin missing numbers- differentiated worksheets to fill in the missing numbers on the pumpkins

· Number worksheets- colour in the correct number of objects- 2 different worksheets

· Five little pumpkins rhyme- a rhyme card for this counting rhyme, rhyme props to use when singing the rhyme and face masks to make

Art and craft

· Stick puppets- make your own character stick puppets for retelling the story

· Face masks- colour and decorate the face masks for retelling the story or making up your own stories

· Tracing pictures- trace over the dotty lines and colour

· Colouring pictures- pictures of the characters and some scenes to colour

· Pumpkin recipes- a collection of recipe cards

· Draw the scene- draw the scene through the window of the old white cabin

Games to make and play

· Letter matching pairs- find the lower and upper case matching pairs on the pumpkins- plus an ideas sheet for further activities

· Find the caterpillars- choose cards to see how many caterpillars you have found hiding in the pumpkin patch

Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.
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