These Children’s Books about Pumpkins are a fun way to get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just plain Fall. 🙂 Make certain to check out my other book recommendations, too!
Halloween is coming and we are reading. Reading lots and LOTS of books! From scientifically accurate to just plain fun, reading is a great way to introduce children to their imaginations and to ALL educational subjects.
If the kids love all things pumpkins, they’re not going to want to miss out on this list of great book ideas!
In a movie, everything is there in bright color, but in a book, you have to imagine the scenery and the characters. Besides, reading is great for increasing your child’s vocabulary. 🙂
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How do you carve a pumpkin?
When you’re taking the time to read all about pumpkins, this seems like the prime time to carve pumpkins as well!
Just make certain to be careful and always let the adults be the ones that do the carving.
I would recommend painting pumpkins as that is a fun and easy way to decorate!
Hands-on Learning: Pumpkin unit studies offer hands-on activities that engage children’s senses, making learning more interactive and enjoyable. Children can physically touch, see, and smell pumpkins, significantly enhancing their learning experience.
Cross-Curricular Connections: Pumpkins can be incorporated into various subjects such as math, science, literacy, and history. For example, children can count pumpkin seeds for a math lesson, explore the inside of a pumpkin for a science lesson, or learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
Development of Skills: These activities help develop important skills like teamwork, math, and literacy concepts. They also provide opportunities for children to practice measuring, comparing, and counting.
Encourages Exploration: The study allows children to explore and understand new concepts fun and engagingly. It also encourages them to ask questions and communicate their thoughts, contributing significantly to their oral language, communication, and vocabulary development.
Connection with Nature: Lastly, it helps children connect with nature and understand where food comes from. This can instill a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world.
A preschool pumpkin unit study is a comprehensive and engaging way to introduce young learners to various academic concepts while simultaneously developing their sensory skills and fostering a love for learning.
The Pumpkin Book (Holiday, 1999) explains the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of pumpkins using bold illustrations and simple text. The book is narrated by Polly Collier in a deliberate, unenthusiastic manner that emergent readers might find boring. She carefully explains the page-turn signals (on Side A only) and that the words at the bottom of the page are read first and then the words on the upper "picture" section of the page are read.
The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!
The Pumpkin Patch Parable-This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light.
This is a fun Halloween twist on the classic story, "Goodnight Moon." On this dark Halloween night, it is time for everyone to say goodnight. With beautiful illustrations and fun rhyming text, this book will surely be a favorite.
Pumpkins can be baked in a pie, carved into jack-o'-lanterns, and roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? With clear text and detailed, colorful illustrations, this book explains what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow! This book also includes delicious pumpkin recipes and easy experiments to do with pumpkin seeds.
How big can pumpkins grow? Why do pumpkins have very big leaves? What can we make with pumpkins? Explaining concepts through stunning photographs and simple text, 'Life Cycle of a Pumpkin' takes an in-depth look at this familiar but fascinating plant.
One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched . . . Spookley the Pumpkin was different. All the other pumpkins teased him, until Spookley proved that being different can save the day!
Perfect for the Fall or Autumn Season, Halloween, & Thanksgiving!
A little girl chases her giant pumpkin all over town with some help along the way. Featuring a cast of delightful characters and beautifully illustrated with memorable scenes, you’ll love reciting “Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?” together with your little pumpkin.
eaders will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside — savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o’-lantern.
Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day.
The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff.
It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend.
When Splat goes to the pumpkin patch with Seymour, he’s determined to find the biggest pumpkin ever. But when he finally does, Splat finds out the real challenge isn't the pumpkin picking—it's how to get the pumpkin home!