The Tiniest Pumpkin.
Today for home school we talked about pumpkins. We borrowed from the library this cute little book called, “The Tiniest Pumpkin, by Janet Craig.” This was a great little read. It shares the story of waiting for Halloween to arrive and the right time to buy a pumpkin. They arrive at the pumpkin patch and find out that the pumpkins are all gone, except one… the tiniest pumpkin.
Don’t you just love tiny little pumpkins??
I really do.
This book was great for Jayd. This is a First-Start Easy Reader. Jayd does not know how to read yet, but we are practicing. The story line is great and simple.
In our classroom today… we did
- shapes (circle) we cut out pumpkin shapes.
- we talked about colors. We mixed red and yellow to make the tiniest pumpkin cookies.
- we used scissors for cutting.
- we talked about opposites. Big and Little. Tiny and Large.
- we talked about the parts of a pumpkin.
To make the cookies…
- shortbread cookies
- red and yellow food coloring
- a place to get messy
Please let them get dirty and messy… its part of the creative process.
We had fun crafting and decorating… The Tiniest Pumpkin.
“This easy reader contains only 48 different words, repeated often to help the reader develop word recognition.” (resource front cover of the book)
It is now time to go and get your tiniest pumpkin for Halloween. Enjoy!