Pumpkin Book Reports are one of my favorite family projects each year! And they are a free download so be sure to read to the end so you too can do this project with your students!
Here's a sampling of the actual pumpkins I got last year!
I loved this one because it was the first time I ever got a tutu on a pumpkin! So creative and such a great way to use resources you already have at home!
One of my favorite series of books ever! I was so excited to get a pumpkin for the book More Parts! This pumpkin is like the typical pumpkins I get because it uses construction paper!
I just love this one as well! This student of course read Cinderella and they did her pumpkin more as a family project. Some teachers don't like when parents control the creative process but it does not bother me as long as they work together and the student is super excited about their project in the end!
Green Eggs and Ham - a classic pumpkin. I seem to always get 1 or 2 Dr. Seuss books every year! I loved the toothpick with the little saying which was very creative!
This pumpkin was wrapped in tissue paper and then sprinkled with glitter! Skippy was made out of foam pieces for durability! Super creative and very cute in real person!
Last year I got lots of books that were not as well known which was fun. We enjoyed reading those books together so we could understand the pumpkin character.
I don't always read every book especially if it's a classic. We just don't have time to read each and every book that day and so ones that I will most likely read during the year sometimes are not read.
This one was a little bit of an issue for this student because the parent used the marker as the medium. The marker was rubbing off and so he was a little upset. If you are making these with your children, be sure to think of that. To fix we presented his first and then at recess we traced it with my Marks-A-Lot marker.
I love that this student did a Christmas book! But I have to be honest, it made me wonder how many books this child has at home. Knowing her though, I think she just really loved this book! I love that it has a handwritten element on it as well.
Another book that was not as well known to the students in our class. We read this book because we were intrigued by why the pumpkin had a whale on what appeared to be a bib. So it was a great pumpkin to springboard into a good book!
Where The Wild Things Are. Love every bit of the this pumpkin! The wig, the bumps on his face, and the frown are all so perfect to add character to his pumpkin!
I love this one because it was a nonfiction book report! All kids love nonfiction books so it was a great way for him to share what he knew about sharks in a creative, artful manner!
This pumpkin was a pre-made pumpkin character set I got at Walmart the year before. In the Halloween section they sell kits you can stick right on the pumpkin. So each year I buy a few for students who I know will not be able to afford to do a pumpkin or if the parents have some sort of circumstance that the parents are not able to do the pumpkin with them. This particular pumpkin was made because the dad was in the hospital and I figured me doing it with the child would take a little stress of the family and the child would still have one to present!
I like to give my families about 2 weeks to prep these and bring them in to class. So now is the time to be planning this pumpkin project! Letters and book reports are free in my Simply Kinder TpT store below: