Thankful Pumpkin Shape Book
Create a thanks-filled booklet with this seasonal Pumpkin.
This folded Pumpkin booklet can be filled with things for which students are thankful. The pages can be filled with their original drawings or with attached small die-cuts.
Students can assemble a booklet designating people, places or things for which they are thankful. The booklet can be taken home to share with the student’s family.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Scissors, Stapler, White correction pen
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Fold three pieces of orange construction paper together.
- Place the folded edges just inside the side blade of the Pumpkin die, and die-cut.
- Open the folded Pumpkins, and staple them together on the fold line.
- If you don't have a long-neck stapler, open up the shape book, lay it on a strip of thick cardboard, open up the stapler and staple in the fold line into the cardboard. Pull the shape book off the cardboard, and use a pencil eraser to bend the prongs of the staples flat against the paper.
- Die-cut Pumpkins from orange and green paper, and adhere to the cover Pumpkin.
- Use a white correction pen to title the booklet.
- Cut by hand small strips of black construction paper to title each page, if desired.
- Die-cut various shapes and attach them to the inside pages, or have students draw pictures of things for which they are thankful (Main Photo).
- Students can add a short message describing their feelings.
English Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.