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Storybook Pumpkins

Each year our entire school participates in the fun fall tradition of creating a storybook pumpkin. Each class makes one pumpkin and they are all lined up in the main hallway. They get better and better every year! These pictures are actually of last year's pumpkins. I made a great slideshow with them last year, but the service that was hosting it is no longer online, so now it's just a big black box on my blog. (Still bummed about that!) So, I thought I'd post these for you just in case you do the same thing and are looking for some inspiration.

We're in the process of creating this year's pumpkins so look for more pix real soon!



  1. Oh my goodness!! Those are adorable!!

    Fun In First

  2. Those are great! My fave is Jame and the Giant Peach! LOL! We do something similar, but the students make them at home and after our Halloween parade students judge them. Our media specialist gives the kids a penny and they drop their penny in a bucket next to their favorite one.
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  3. Oh my goodness! I just LOVE those! I think we will need to do that at our school! Thanks for sharing! I've pinned it!

    Kindergarten Korner

  4. This looks like so much fun! I've sent the link to my librarian because the one thing we have in abundance in Niger where I teach is big squash. They look a lot like pumpkins just a lighter color. This would be such a fun project for every class to take on! :)

  5. I love all these ideas! I now want to make a Pinkalicous Pumpmkin! :) :)

    Here is what we have done so far:

  6. This is so much fun! I'm going to suggest the idea to my school team :)

    All Students Can SHINE

  7. These are awesome! What a wonderful idea!

  8. What a great idea and a fun way to collaborate as a school! Thanks for sharing...I totally pinned it to my Halloween board.

  9. What an awesome idea!!
    Connie Anderson:)

  10. Wow! They are all so creative and wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing!

    Learning in the Little Apple

  11. I LOVE this idea! Where do you get your pumpkins from? I am thinking about borrowing this fantastic idea and using it as a homework project. How do you decide who is doing what character (or is it just a surprise?) Thanks for the great inspiration!


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  12. BEYOND in love with this! They are all adorable!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  13. The pumpkins look fantastic! Thanks for posting this!


  14. You are absolutely awesome! These pumpkins are so cool...the different pumpkins are presented well with different ideas. I am so jealous of what you know...

  15. These look fabulous! What a great idea and so creative! The tin man is my favourite! Sometimes I feel sad I teach in Australia where we don't really celebrate much in schools!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  16. I LOVE these! The Skippyjon Jones(a class personal favorite this year) pumpkins are cute!

  17. Those are so cute! What a great idea that the students will always remember :)

  18. Thanks for the great idea! We created our own storybook pumpmkin:

    WE made a Pinkalicous one! :)


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