Oh my goodness! Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice? It is everywhere you go… This lesson will dig deeper find out the history of this and other well-loved squash. It will also explore how a squash was saved from extinction! This is news! We always seem to focus on the things that disappear. Well, in this case, there is HOPE for a new type of squash! Actually an old type that most people have never heard of!
The art project involves simple materials: paper, glue, chalk/pastels. The results are always beautiful and fun to share with family during the holiday! Lesson can be modifedfor most k-8 students. *Bonus: the Mammoth Poop connection!*
Focus activity KWL chart
A brief history
Links to an article about the extinct squash
Directions on how to create a simple 2 day art lesson
Pumpkin templates if you do not want to go the full art lesson route!
An art assessment
National Core Art Standard Checklist