Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Printable Pumpkin Seed Packets (Book and Activity)

We carved pumpkins last night.  We have traditionally carved pumpkin hats instead of Jack-O-Lanterns...but this year the kids were old enough to know what they wanted...and they opted for faces.  I don't have pictures of them yet, but those will come.

So today for "pre-school" we read Pumpkins Pumpkins by Jeanne Titherington.  We've checked out lots of good pumpkin books this year, but I think this one is my favorite, especially for young, preschool age children.  It uses simple and repetitive language to show the life cycle of a pumpkin as a little boy plants a pumpkin seed and then watches it grow.  At the end of the book after the boy carves his Jack-O-Lantern, he saves 6 pumpkin seeds to plant in the spring.

We didn't grow our pumpkins.  They were grown by some friends at church who were kind enough to invite us over to choose some pumpkins and take them home. 

We did save some of the seeds, though...and pulled out the markers to color...

...And put our seeds inside...

...to save and plant in the spring.
If you'd like to make your own seed packets, you can download them here.

Click here for the Printable Pumpkin Seed Packet version in Microsoft Word, so you can add your child's name.  (This one looks like it's in color and the text is funny, but when you download it, it should be in black and white.)

Click here for the Printable Pumpkin Seed Packet in PDF format. (Which will definitely print correctly.)

And come on back tomorrow for another pumpkin activity!

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  1. What a fun idea and for sharing your seed packet! I love that book, have it from my teaching days. We could totally to do that this weekend! Thank you for joining us at Show & Tell on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative!

  2. Haha - love the look on SweetPea's face - she is a marker hoarder. :)

    Great idea - what fun to plant the pumpkins in the spring!

  3. Hi:) It's me again (Katie) but this time signed in as ABC & 123. I wanted to come on back and tell you we featured your activity in tomorrow's Show & Tell.

  4. I love those seed packets..that's a cute idea!


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