Pumpkin Carving Video Writing Prompts

 

 

K-2: Pumpkin Pattern

On your sheet of paper, draw a pattern to carve into a pumpkin. Be creative!

 

Underneath your pattern, write an adjective to describe your pumpkin's face/design. What do you like about it?

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3-5: How To Carve a Pumpkin

Now that you've seen an expert pumpkin carver's process, it is your turn to make a pumpkin carving plan.

 

Write step by step instructions for carving a pumpkin. Start at the very beginning (finding and preparing it) and go to the very end (displaying your pumpkin). 

 

6-8: Pumpkin Passion

Do you like carving pumpkins? Why do you think people enjoy this traditional fall activity?

 

Bonus: Research the origins of this tradition!

 

9-12: Honoring Historical Figures

Imagine that you work for the White House. You have to choose an historical figure to honor on the official White House jack-o-lantern. Who would you choose?

 

Why do you think that person is the most deserving of this honor at this time? Support your choice with evidence of his/her contributions to American history. 

 

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