Hi, friends! Fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes all things pumpkins! Pumpkins might be one of my favorite topics, as there are so many pumpkin activities to complete during this time!
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Some of our favorite pumpkin books are Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington, From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer, and It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall.
It’s Pumpkin Time begins with two children preparing for one of their favorite holidays. Of course, they have to plant pumpkin seeds to get ready for Halloween! As the story, unfolds we learn all about the life cycle of a pumpkin… And aren’t these illustrations just so vibrant and kid friendly?! I’m in love with their adorable puppy!
As we read the story, we create our pumpkin life cycle anchor chart. We stop after each page or so to add the appropriate piece to the pumpkin life cycle. Together, the story and anchor chart help introduce and solidify many of our pumpkin vocabulary words.
Our anchor chart also provides a great reference as we complete our Pumpkin Life Cycle craftivity and flip flap books.
Of course, we add in some literacy with these Pumpkin Life Cycle emergent readers. As we read the story, we highlight the word “see.”
During center time, the kiddos mix and fix these pumpkin life cycle pocket chart sentences. These sentences match the sentences in our Pumpkin Life Cycle emergent reader. The students can easily see which cards go together, because they have matching pictures. Once they have assembled each sentence, they read to make sure that the sentences are in the correct sequence for the pumpkin life cycle.
They also complete this simple response sheet by filling in the missing word “see,” and gluing the life cycle pictures in the correct order.
Grab these mix and fix pocket chart sentences for FREE!
It’s Pumpkin Time ends with the kids carving their pumpkin for Halloween. This is the perfect segue into what’s inside a pumpkin. As we’re completing our pumpkin investigation stations, the kiddos make this “What’s Inside a Pumpkin?” craftivity. All you need is yarn for the pulp and some pumpkin seeds!
Jennifer Drake says
Thanks Ashley! We are starting pumpkins next week and the sentences will be perfect for our pocketchart shared reading! I shared it on my FB page too!
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TEAM K says
Hi! I can't find the free life cycle download 🙁
I cannot find the pumpkin life cycle download
PLEASE make more Pocket Chart Sentences like this Pumpkin Cycle and Turkey Cycle ones! They have been great for my 3.5yr old and she really enjoys them too. Thanks 🙂
I am so glad she likes them! I have this on my to-do list!