If you aren’t reading Spookley the Square Pumpkin to your students in October, is it even Halloween?! For real, though: Spookley has quite a hold on my own preschooler all year (it’s one of her most-requested bedtime books). My first grade students also loved the tale of this square gourd who saves the day, so I’m super excited to share with you some ideas for Spookley the Square Pumpkin activities in your classroom.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities: The Craft Project
What you’ll need:
– Spookley the Square Pumpkin printable template (download it here)
– Orange, black, and green construction paper
– Glue stick
– Googly eyes (optional)
Print out the Spookley the Square Pumpkin template on white card stock. You will need one template for each student.
Next, have students trace Spookley onto orange construction paper and cut him out.
Now it’s time to add the details! Students can use black construction paper to create a mouth and green construction paper to make Spookley’s stem. Add googly eyes if you’d like.
Finally, glue Spookley onto a piece of black construction paper.
There you have it! Your very own Spookley the Square Pumpkin craft project. These make great Halloween decorations for your classroom or home. And they’re perfect for a Spookley the Square Pumpkin book activity, too!
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities: The Bulletin Board Display
Okay, hear me out. What if we used your craft from above and turned it into a craftivity—pair it with a writing prompt and voila! You have an adorable, eye-catching set of Spookley the Square Pumpkins to make the cutest bulletin board in all the land.
Spookley writing prompts I love are :
1. Spookley is different. What makes you different?
2. Spookley is brave. What are some things that take bravery?
3. Spookley saves the day! Write about a time when you saved the day.
Your students’ responses will make for an adorable, unique, and inspiring display in your classroom or school!
You can download your own Spookley template, writing prompts, and printable paper here!
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities: The Game (Spookley Saves the Day)
Pressure is on at the pumpkin patch! This Spookley the Square Pumpkin game is a perfect way to work on those fine motor skills and sneak in some math practice, too!
What you’ll need:
– Spookley the Square Pumpkin printable (download it here)
– Dice (regular or mini foam ones)
Print and cut out the Spookley the Square Pumpkin printable. You will need one Spookley printable for each student or group of students.
Students take turns rolling the dice and coloring in that many pumpkins. The goal is to “save” and color in as many pumpkins as possible before time runs out (you can set a timer for one minute, two minutes, etc.).
The student with the most pumpkins colored in at the end of the game is the winner!
You can download your Spookley Saves the Day printable here.
These are just a few ideas for Spookley the Square Pumpkin activities that I hope you and your students enjoy! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@erinwatersedu) when you use these in your own classroom!
What are some of your favorite Spookley the Square Pumpkin activities? Share them in the comments below!
If you are looking for other Halloween activities to do with your students, make sure to check out these as well:
- Halloween writing prompts
- Halloween games
- Halloween books for read-alouds
I hope these Spookley the Square Pumpkin activities and resources give you just the boost you need to enjoy a festive Halloween season with your students. Happy Halloween!