October is an excellent time for all things pumpkins! Our elementary school hosts its annual pumpkin book character contest. Students are challenged to partner with their parents to create a pumpkin that looks like one of their favorite characters from a book. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Pumpkin Book Report Ideas! Take a look!
Pumpkin contests are a great way to raise money for special causes at the school and encourage participation and parent involvement. Students that participate at our school pay a small entry fee. Then a winner is selected for each grade level. The winner usually gets a goodie bag and a gift card to a popular toy store.
We are constantly amazed at the creativity that time that is dedicated to these pumpkins! We do encourage plastic pumpkins vs real pumpkins. One year we had a HUGE mess on our hands as pumpkins started rotting and exploding in the school atrium. I’m pretty sure the custodians thought pumpkin puke was worse than actual puke…I could be wrong though!
Take a look at my favorite pumpkins that were brought in this year and from previous years.
I hope this sparks your creativity or helps with a pumpkin book report of your own! Thanks for reading!