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Pumpkin Math & Literacy Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Our local farms are busy with families looking for that “perfect” pumpkin. It is also a great theme for reading, writing, and creating! So here are some ideas for the rest of the month.

Create Your Own PUMPKINS coverThis is a FREE downloadable resource that children can use to create their own informational book about pumpkins. All you need are some nonfiction texts like Pumpkins by Gail Gibbons, and your young writers will be well on their way. For more on this idea, CLICK HERE.

Pumpkin paper plate craftFor a quick, but cute craft, how about trying this paper plate pumpkin. The stem is part of a paper tube. Add some curly pipe cleaners and a few green leaves, and viola!

Ready for some pumpkin trivia?

How many of these do you know?

Pumpkin TrivaQuiz

CLICK HERE for the a printable copy for yourself as well as the answers!

pumpkin math facts

Practicing math facts can be more fun when sorting into pumpkin shaped containers!

pumpkin-pie-play-doughWho can resist the sensory pleasure of pumpkin scented play dough?? I found this recipe at Your Modern Family.com

I think your students will love this drawing tutorial!how to draw pumpkinsThis final activity come from Peggy Means. She created a FREE Fall Fact or Opinion game. Click on the picture to download it from her TpT store.pumpkin fact or opinionHappy Fall Y’All!!!!

Alison Monk

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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Hi! I'm Alison

My #1 passion is all things literacy! I'm a curriculum creator and literacy specialist who loves to share creative and engaging ways to grow your students and are easy to implement. You can expect to find teaching tips to boost your confidence and grow your learners. You don't have to do this alone! I'm the support you've been looking for. I'm so glad you are here!

About the Literacy Garden

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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