Pumpkin Fever

It’s official. Fall is here. With just a few days remaining in September, I’m feeling the pull of pumpkins. This funny orange fruit (yes, a pumpkin is a fruit) is one of my favorite signs of fall. Little pumpkins, big pumpkins, round pumpkins, and not-so-round pumpkins—I love ’em all.


Check out these pumpkins decorated as favorite book characters. How fun is that? You can also find more than 600 pumpkin-related activities, worksheets, and patterns at TheMailbox.com. Now that’s a pumpkin patch you’ll definitely want to visit!

Okay, one more pumpkin tidbit. Have you heard who helps the little pumpkins across the pumpkin patch? The crossing gourd!

Have fun with pumpkins!


One thought on “Pumpkin Fever

  1. I collect about 15 pumpkins and with the Mailbox meter stick we cut and and glue, measure the pumpkin, observe using our 5 senses (pumpkin cookies). They then draw the pumpkin. Students must weigh the pumpkin without having the pumpkin touch the scale ( each group selects a student-then the student holds the pumpkins and then weighs again) The students record the answers. So they have drawn their pumpkin observing all the lines and imperfections. When that is done on day two I pass out the pictures that the students have drawn and data to different students These new students have to find the pumpkin that they now have a picture of and weigh it again but looking at the difference in math of student’s weight and make adjustments. After that we have a drawing for the pumpkins and students can take them home with a recipe for pumkin seeds. ( I should mention that I teach ELL students.)

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