Spookley The Square Pumpkin 2D Shapes Craft & Halloween Pumpkin Activities

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We used this to align with our Investigations Math curriculum. Ties in perfectly with the fall season too. Our pumpkin patch looks great in the hallway too!
This activity was admired by the other teachers! My kids enjoyed the book and activity that followed. We made our own shapely pumpkin patch!! I loved this activity!


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Reading the story “Spookley The Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano, is a fun way to practice 2D shapes.

The book has a message of tolerance, acceptance and being kind, which is so important in today’s diversified classrooms.

It’s also a great read if your class follows a “bucket filling” program.

I’ve provided some wonderful YouTube links if you don’t have the book.

With these things in mind, I designed this “shapely pumpkin packet” which includes an emergent reader booklet featuring words from the Dolch lists, with a full page or 2-on-a-page options.

Students read, trace, write and color, as well as draw the 2D shapes: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, & hexagon. They also underline the capital letters and include the end punctuation.

There’s also a quick, easy and super-fun craftivity, with two options.

If you're going for a fall, harvest theme, students pick a plain, pumpkin shape to make a real-looking shapely pumpkin.

For a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern, there are also patterns with facial features on the pumpkin shapes, which match the shape of their pumpkin. For example, the square pumpkin has a square nose, eyes, and smile.

You could also use the plain patterns and have students draw on their own facial features.

Be sure and check the PREVIEW for lots of samples.

Besides the standard shapes listed above, I’ve also included patterns to make a pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, heart and star pumpkin too.

Older students can write the attributes of their shapes on the back.

Completed projects make an adorable, pumpkin patch bulletin board.

Use the 3 posters for the center of your display.

Afterwards, use the graphing extension to see which shape was the favorite.

For further reinforcement, there’s a set of colorful pumpkin cards, which feature all of the 12, 2D shapes listed.

Use as a center for an independent sorting activity.

You can also make an extra set; cut the cards in half to make puzzles.

The matching pocket chart cards could also be cut in half.

There are also shape word cards for a Memory Match game. Children can match picture to word, or picture to picture.

Use these for an “I Have; Who Has?” game as well. “I have the circle shaped pumpkin card. Who has the circle word card?”

Finally, the packet also includes several writing prompts based on "Spookley", as well as 2 Venn diagrams, plus several bookmarks and a “Rhyme Time” activity.

Special Note: I've successfully done this craft with my Young Fives (4s turning 5 by December 1st), so after you check the PREVIEW, you can decide if this project is too difficult for your PK kiddos. (They also enjoyed the graphing extension & game cards. We did the Venn diagrams as a whole group activity, where I wrote in their answers via a discussion.)

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy “shaping up” with a sweet little pumpkin named Spookley.

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