If you are looking for engaging pumpkin-themed reading, writing, and center activities that are READY to go and require no prep...look no further! Your students will love these pumpkin activities and practice important CCSS skills along the way!
Here is what is included:
Reading Activities -
Pumpkin Problem & Solution – Use with any pumpkin book!
Pumpkin Retelling – Write and draw events of story. Use first, next, then, last
Beginning, Middle, End – Write about what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Pumpkin Story Summary – Students summarize a story and draw a picture.
Pumpkin Book Report – title, author, characters, setting, favorite part
2 Reading Response Flip Books! Fold and cut on dotted lines. Students write/draw the beginning, middle end, students write/draw the characters, setting, and favorite part.
Pumpkin Noun Sort: Sort nouns/not nouns
Pumpkin Pronouns Sort: Sort pronouns/not pronouns
Making Words: Pumpkin Patch: Cut out the letters. Use letters to form as many words as possible, write on the lines!
Pumpkin ABC Order: Cut, order, write in ABC order.
Pumpkin Punctuation: Fill in correct punctuation inside the pumpkin. Then write a sentence about a pumpkin.
Pumpkin Word Search
All About Pumpkins Cover
Pumpkin Fact Web – Use to record facts about pumpkins
How a Pumpkin Grows – Use word bank to write the steps of the pumpkin life cycle and draw a picture of each step (seed, sprout, flower, blossom, green pumpkin, orange pumpkin).
All About Pumpkins – Write sentences or a paragraph containing facts about pumpkins.
If I Had the Biggest Pumpkin Ever creative writing (Use after reading The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll)
My Pumpkin – Students draw their pumpkins and write about it
Pumpkin Observations (2) – Observe a real pumpkin and record adjectives. The first page has looks, feels, smells. The second page has looks, feels, smells, tastes (in case you want to bring in a pumpkin treat or pumpkin seeds for your students to try!)
Describe a Pumpkin – Color the pumpkin, write adjectives that describe it, then write a sentence.
My Silly Pumpkin – Draw a silly pumpkin and write about it.
Pumpkin Acrostic Poem
How to Carve a Pumpkin – Complete how-to writing using the words first, next, then, last.
I hope your students enjoy these activities and gain valuable skills! Please leave feedback for credit on future TpT purchases!