This pumpkin themed packet includes a pumpkin experiment aligned to the scientific method, a pumpkin themed choice board, and templates for choice board activities. Students will be challenged and engaged by various reading and writing activities that promote research skills. An acrostic poem and a challenge to write a math word problem are also "choice activities". The science experiment includes procedures and lab forms that promote use of scientific method to gain a meaningful understanding of the pumpkin experiment. This is a perfect solution to engaging students productively on days before Fall Break or Halloween Day.