Are you looking for book-inspired activities to do this fall? These Pumpkin Book Report Ideas are a fun projects that your kids will love to create!
Pumpkin Book Report Ideas:
In our school, every class decorates a pumpkin like a character in a children’s book. In the past, my class has used characters from books such as The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (our 2nd place winner), Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry G. Allard Jr., and Arthur Writes A Story by Marc Brown.
How To Start Making Your Pumpkin Book Report:
First, the students in my class vote on which book and character they want to use for the pumpkin decorating contest and complete the planning pages in the Pumpkin Book Report. We then work together to decorate our pumpkin. I usually buy a foam pumpkin for this project, because my students love to look at their pumpkin all year long.
Pumpkin Book Report Ideas:
These character pumpkins are some of the best ones that we have ever seen.
The Grouchy Ladybug from ABC’s of Literacy
Piggie & Elephant from Glued To My Crafts
Pete the Cat from Never Done With Fun
Rainbow Fish from Easy Peasy and Fun
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus from Sarah in the Suburbs
Fly Guy from Teaming Up To Teach
Camila Cream Pumpkin: A Bad Case Of Stripes from M&M World
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle from Green Acres Hobby Farm
Chicken Little from Teaming Up To Teach
Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late from The Educator’s Spin On It
The Tin Man From The Wizard Of Oz from Rockin’ and Lovin’ Learnin’
Little Critter Pumpkin from Green Acres Hobby Farm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Green Acres Hobby Farm
The Lorax from Miss Nelsons Got The Camera
Wonder by Planet Happy Smiles
Clifford The Dog from Teaming Up To Teach
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie from Planet Happy Smiles
Captain Underpants by Green Acres Hobby Farms
After Decorating Your Pumpkin Book Report:
After we decorate our pumpkin, we complete our Pumpkin Book Report. It’s a great way to get your students to write about the character in the book and the project. Then, a committee usually made up of the principal, counselor, and reading coach pick the top three pumpkins from the school and award them with a certificate.
This Pumpkin Book Report is such a fun and creative way to encourage literacy during the Fall. It’s sure to be a project that your kids will never forget!
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This packet includes everything that your kids need to do the Pumpkin Book Report! There are two different versions of letter to send home to your students’ families explaining the project, planning pages, and a pumpkin-shaped book report. Click on the picture to learn more!