Storybook Pumpkin Patch Strikes Again!

Hi friends!

Have you sent home the fliers for your Storybook Pumpkin Patch? You haven’t? You’ve GOT to try this! It makes everyone on our campus smile and think about books…with very little effort from me!

Story Book Pumpkin Patch

I created this free printable flier for you! Just copy it (two-sided) and send it home with your students. Next thing you know, your library will be filled with all kinds of characters, celebrating the joy of reading!

You can see pictures from our past pumpkin patches here (with a video) and here.

Our students decorate a pumpkin based on a book character. They are clearly working with their parents on this project (yay!), and the characters are sometimes more familiar from movies, but that’s fine with me. (Last year, we had several Minion pumpkins, and this year, Elsa and Olaf are popular!)  They have to describe their character, and sometimes teachers use this as an extra credit project.

story book pumpkin patch

How would you describe Junie B. Jones?

This takes about a teaspoon of effort from me (copying fliers to send home, and handing out bookmarks or spirit sticks as prizes). I get gallons of positive response from our campus and community! I can’t recommend this activity highly enough!

I’ve added my pumpkin patch flier as a printable freebie for you, to help you get started. I’m curious– if YOU created a pumpkin based on a favorite children’s book character, who would you choose?

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    1. We did this starting at the beginning of October and I love seeing all of the pumpkins that have come in. There has been a great variety of characters and some very creative ways of using the pumpkins. I am definitely planning to do this every year now.

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