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Pumpkin Poem


Wax Poetic. Write "pumpkin" vertically on chart paper. Ask children for two or three words describing pumpkins that begin with each letter of the word p-u-m-p-k-i-n. Voila! you have a poem.

Read a Classic. Mousekin's Golden House by Edna Miller, difficult to find, is a heart-warming story about a mouse taking shelter in a discarded and decomposing jack-o-lantern as winter approaches. (If you have this book, don't lose it. It is a classic and has become quite valuable.)


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Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.

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