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Pumpkins & Jack-o-Lanterns

Ready for Halloween

Ready for Halloween

Related Posts:

All Things Pumpkin

Autumn & Halloween Activities

Jack-O-Lantern Trail

Halloween Treats and Things

Autumn/Fall & Harvest Time

Holiday Rhyme Book

Ireland

Recommended Books:

  • The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
  • From Seed To Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Stage 1)
  • Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump by Martha E. H. Rustad
  • It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
  • The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
  • The Littlest Pumpkin by R. A. Herman
  • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
  • The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
  • The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller
  • Patty’s Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat
  • Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
  • Snow Pumpkin by Carole Lexa Schaefer
  • Princess Scargo And The Birthday Pumpkin by Eric Metaxas
  • It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schultz
  • How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
  • Kid’s Pumpkin Projects: Planting & Harvest Fun by Deanna Cook

Did You Know?: In Ireland, where Jack-o-Lanterns originated, they were not made of pumpkins. Instead, they were made of turnips. It wasn’t until the tradition of the Jack-o-Lantern was brought to the United States by immigrants that pumpkins were used. The pumpkin was chosen because they were readily available, bigger and easier to carve.

Activities:

Crafts:

Songs & Poems: Pumpkins & Jack-o-Lanterns themed

Related Resources:

The Pumpkin Family Tree as detailed in Kid’s Pumpkin Projects: Planting & Harvest Fun by Deanna Cook.

The Busy Teacher’s Cafe: Pumpkin Theme PageHalloween Theme Page

Spanish:

pumpkin = la calabaza

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This entry was posted on September 30, 2012 by in History, Holidays, Science, Stories and tagged , , , .
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