I’ll admit it- I’m one of those people who loves fall. It was always my favorite time of year in the classroom, too. By the time October rolls around, you’ve gotten to know your students, established your routines, and you’re gearing up for the holidays. My teammates and I used to celebrate the end of October with Pumpkin Day in first grade.
Each teacher in our grade level planned a pumpkin-themed activity centered around reading, writing, science, math, or art. Our students rotated to each classroom to engage in the activities. I loved this because it meant I only needed to plan one lesson, rather than multiple stations within my own classroom!
There are so many options for Pumpkin Day activities- deciding what to do can be a little overwhelming! I’ve gathered some of my favorite activities on the blog to help you plan, such as this free response activity for The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz:
Speaking of free resources, I bet you’re wondering about October’s First of the Month freebie! I put together some easy, no prep Halloween writing activities for you this month:
Fall Freebie Round-Up:
- Free Fall Fact Fluency
- Free Halloween Writing Prompts
- Free Pumpkin Predictions Worksheet
- Free | The Ugly Pumpkin Book Activity
Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats
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