By Teachers, For Teachers
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?
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.