Pumpkin Stories (with video)

Halloween is in our midst and so is fall. That means that there are pumpkins everywhere!

Learning with pumpkins can be so much fun. Here is a simple way to teach your child to to teach language enrichment skills using pumpkins.

 

Materials Needed:

* One Pumpkin
* One Piece of Construction Paper or Regular Paper (any color)
* One Marker or Pen (any color)
* One Highlighter (any color)

Directions:

(See Video below for demonstration.)

Step 1: Place the pumpkin onto the sheet of paper.

Step 2: Help your child trace the pumpkin with a marker.

Step 3: Put a "P" in the corner of the paper for "Pumpkin".

Step 4: Ask your child to tell you about the pumpkin. Use the highlighter to write the words they say in the outline of their pumpkin.

Examples:

  • What do you like about this pumpkin?
  • What is your favorite part about the pumpkin?
  • Describe your pumpkin to me.

Step 5: Have your child use a pen or marker trace the words.

Optional: Create a story about the pumpkin (see video below for story example - Start video at 6:00 minutes).



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