Lesson Plan


Children will explore pumpkins.
Brandy H.
Early childhood provider
Oakland Schools
Waterford, MI
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My Grades Pre-K, K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...Identify a pumpkin and some physical characteristics of a pumpkin.

Health & Wellness
Grades Pre-K - K
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Activity: Presenting

Teacher will bring in a variety of pumpkins and show them to the class.

Student Instructions

The children will explore the outside of the pumpkins and and talk in small groups about what they can see, feel, smell and hear.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

The Teacher will read a book, "Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins". The teacher will engage children in the book by asking them to compare and contrast the differences in the book with the pumpkins in the class.

Student Instructions

The students will listen to the story and  actively participate by discussing the informaiton presented in the book.

3 Independent practice

Activity: Drawing

The teacher will provide plain paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers and paint for students to create a picture that represnts pumkins.

Student Instructions

The students will use the materials provided by the teacher to create a picture that represnts a pumpkin.

4 Wrap up

Activity: Conversing

The teacher will ask the children to put their pumpkins on display and allow the children to walk around and look at teh other's work. Once they have walk around the teacher will call them back to the carpet and ask them to explain what they saw and what they think about pumpkins.

Student Instructions

Students will walk around and look at other's work and discuss what they see.