Spookley the Square Pumpkin Story & Craft

Spookley the Square Pumpkin activity
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a fantastic October read aloud book. I love the author's message of celebrating and appreciating differences. Diversity in the pumpkin patch is a beautiful thing. After reading Spookley, create a chart with students to describe Spookley.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Character Anchor Chart
Then let students create their own pumpkins with Chunkies Paint Sticks. You could also use oil pastels, but I love paint sticks for art projects like this.
Materials: White card stock or construction paper, pencils, Black Sharpie to outline, Chunkies Paint Sticks, green glitter glue (optional)
Choose a shape for your pumpkin and draw with a pencil. Then trace the outline with a black marker.
Pumpkin art project for kids
We looked back in the story to get ideas for different shapes we could draw.
Pumpkins come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes!Spookley art project
If you've got toddlers, you may want to draw the outline for them. Not an artist? Just google blackline pumpkin images and print a couple off. Then, 'paint' the pumpkin with the Chunkies Paint Sticks.
Fun and easy Halloween pumpkin art projectFun fall art project
They dry super fast and don't smear. We used the paint sticks for the stems and faces as well. On a few pumpkins, we added some green glitter glue for the stem and vines.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin inspired pumpkin patch
What a cute little pumpkin patch! Perfect for decorating your classroom door or creating a pumpkin patch bulletin board! Happy Halloween!
Pumpkin and Halloween story and craft ideas for kids from TheHappyTeacher
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