“Spookley The Square Pumpkin” Lesson Plan Ideas

.Sophia Williams
“Spookley The Square Pumpkin” Lesson Plan Ideas

Picking a Pumpkin Shape

"The Legend of Spookley The Square Pumpkin," is a wonderful children's book by Joe Troiano (the Author) and Susan Banta (the Illustrator). The book is all about learning how it is okay to be different and it is a wonderful message to teach.

Peek A Boo Playhouse in Rohnert Park, California did a number of activities related to the book and these can provide lesson plan ideas for you to use with your own class!

Peek A Boo Playhouse, Rohnert Park, California

Picking a Pumpkin Shape

In his story Spookley is a pumpkin who is unique due to being a square! To encourage discussion about diversity and how we can all be different this activity involves students being shown differently-shaped pumpkins and picking the shape they would like to be if they were a pumpkin.

Painting Pumpkins

You can have students paint their own favorite characters as square pumpkin to work on their creativity.

Painting Pumpkins

"Spookley Is. "

This activity is great to make sure students understand the story and to reinforce their understanding of its themes. You write the words, "Spookley Is. " and the ask each student to finish the sentence by saying something about Spookley they learned within the story.

"Spookley Is. " Activity

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“Spookley The Square Pumpkin” Lesson Plan Ideas
October 19, 2019
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