Bookish Pumpkins :: Part Two

It’s getting closer to Halloween, the kids are getting excited, and you’ve probably already done all of the what-are-you-going-to-be this year activities. So, why not incorporate pumpkin decorating into your reading time to encourage the kiddos to get their book time on? As a former teacher, it’s hard for me to see crafting ideas without wanting to incorporate a lesson; so my advice is to choose a book appropriate for age level then, after each reading session, the child can add something new to the pumpkin. This can make it an ongoing project (otherwise it would be over after one reading, and with little ones that means minimal book time compared to pumpkin time). Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you have other children’s books that have characters who could easily be pumpkin-fied, please share! [Check out the first installment of bookish pumpkins here.]

Junie B. Jones

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Where the Wild Things Are 

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A Bad Case of the Stripes

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Cinderella

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Winnie the Pooh

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And for the older kiddos, who might be on the cusp of thinking this is just SO uncool, a simple title of their favorite book would do.

The Lord of the Rings

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