Pumpkin Day

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Primary Junction
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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This was a great success in my 2nd grade classroom! I modified our pumpkin activities to be Pumpkin Week, and it was an easy adjustment to make. These resources are PERFECT for 2nd graders!


Are you looking for a non-scary way to have fun with your class on Halloween but without actually celebrating Halloween? If so, Pumpkin Day is the way to go! This fun-filled, educational day revolves around learning all about pumpkins. With volunteers in the classroom, students will visit stations around the classroom in small groups. Each station includes a hands-on activity linked to writing, reading, math, or science standards. Also included in this packet are activities and graphic organizers related to pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and the life cycle of a pumpkin! This packet is also a great resource for any pumpkin life cycle unit.


-Unit Instructions

-Parent Letters (3 versions with variations in food list)

-Taste-testing Graphing Sheet (3 versions with variations in food list)

-What Was Your Favorite Pumpkin Food Item? Whole Class, Large Graphing Graphics for Anchor Chart/Bulletin Board (Title and Individual Food Graphics)

-Station Explanations/Instructions Sheet

-Station Posters (Description Station, Weighing Station, Circumference Station, Tasting Station, Float or Sink? Station, Candle Station, Story Station, Counting Station or Estimation Station, Carving Station)

-My Pumpkin Day Student Booklet (For students to carry to stations - 20 pages to choose from)

-All About Pumpkins Fluency Sheet for Advanced Readers

-Pumpkin Labeling Sheet (2 variations - one with word list, one without)

-Graphic Organizers:

*Pumpkins Can, Have, Are

*Jack-o-Lanterns Can, Have, Are

*Pumpkins Bubble Map

*Jack-o-Lanterns Bubble Map

*Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns Double Bubble Map

*The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Flow Map

*Parts of a Pumpkin Brace Map

*Pumpkin Circle Map

*Jack-o-Lantern Circle Map

*Pumpkins and Oranges Venn Diagram

-The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Emergent Reader

-The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Cut and Paste Sheet

-The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Poster Cards

-Pumpkin Technology Links

-Pumpkin Book Suggestions

For a closer look, please download the preview! Thank you!

*Updated in 2019 with a graphic and font updates.*

Total Pages
61 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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