It may not officially be fall, but Starbucks is serving PSL, football is on, and the weather is cooler! All of these little shifts have me thinking about one thing…pumpkin activities!!
I LOVE seasonal lessons in the classroom. They are naturally engaging, fun, and exciting to plan! My favorite primary lesson has always been a pumpkin unit!
I always got little pumpkins for all my kids and one BIG pumpkin for the class. I would let them decorate their “baby” pumpkins, and then we would integrate math, science, and writing by making a Pumpkin Book! It’s such a fun, hands-on unit.
Some ideas for a pumpkin book…
-Use a table of contents! You can have nonfiction text features discussions AND students will feel so mature!
-An introduction or “Meet my pumpkin” page (Think of a baby book):
-Math, math, and more math: You can have students measure their pumpkins, decorate their pumpkins with shapes, graph different features or measurements of their pumpkins, do pumpkin word problems, the list goes on and on!
-A daily journal to encourage writing:
-Some informational writing: students could write about the life cycle of a pumpkin or a how-to pumpkin recipe!
-Don’t forget a fun cover!
Happy Fall, Y’all!