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.
I used large Chinet paper bowls, but you could easily substitute a Chinet paper plate. (I like using these thicker paper products because they are easier for little ones to paint, as they keep a sturdy shape and don't get overly wet and soggy.)
Add a child's painted hand print for the leaf, plus a bit of curling ribbon for that finishing touch. Completed projects look terrific suspended from the ceiling.
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.