Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and fun way to introduce the concept of comparison and contrast writing. Choosing a partner to make a "Pumpkin Venn Friend" with, is an interesting way to do that. What a fun way for students to get to know each other too. This activity will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time, it will be up-dated & put in my whopping 51-page Fall Venn Friends packet in my TpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW here.
Looking for some Common Core lessons for Halloween? This haunted house-themed packet includes alphabet activities, adjective practice, vocabulary building, plus writing prompts.
This is a very versatile pumpkin craftivity, as you can choose to make it in a variety of ways. Keep things simple and do just a front and back for little ones, or make it 3 dimensional (with 3-4 sides) for older students, and pick from 3 different writing activities: measurement, adjective practice, or writing about being scared. Color choices are another option. Give students a variety of pumpkin colors to choose from, to reinforce the fact that pumpkins can be orange, red, green, or white, with all of the shades in-between.
Help students learn to read and write family words with this quick and easy pumpkin patch craft. Students assemble their pumpkin and write the names and relationships of the members of their family that live with them on the back of their pumpkin.
Looking for some pumpkin craftivities? This packet includes a simple & quick sponge painted pumpkin that reviews shapes, as well as a shapely pumpkin worksheet and a Pumpkin Possibilities spinner shape game.
Did you know that if you mix shaving cream with Elmer's glue and a bit of paint you can make a work of art that dries puffy? Oh the possibilities... The picture here doesn't do this project justice. The pumpkin is puffed up to over an inch high! Here's a template to make either a horizontal or vertical pumpkin. Simply follow the directions to create something amazing! Your kiddos will love doing this craftivity.
This is a quick, easy and fun craft that even young children can do. Children trace the pumpkin template on a sheet of newspaper and color it with an orange marker or crayon. Students find and cut out shapes to make a pumpkin face, as well as letters that spell their name. These will be used for the pumpkin's smile. They can also search for all of the letter Pps on their pumpkin and circle them. This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be revamped and put in my TpT shop. Pumpkins in the News.
There are 3 options for this cute pumpkin bowl craft. You can review 2D shapes and have students draw a Jack-O-Lantern face on the back, or you can teach some pumpkin facts with the pumpkins ARE, HAVE, CAN writing prompt; (I've included a completed sample.) or you can explain the life cycle of a pumpkin, and have students color, trim and glue that circle to the back of their pumpkin bowl. This freebie has been up-dated and is part of my whopping 85-page Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Packet, in my tpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW with this freebie here.