Read Right Now! PUMPKINS

Going to the pumpkin patch or orchard is often a favorite Halloween activity for small children. Here are some free online books, printables, games & music about pumkins, visiting a pumpkin patch and carving a jack ‘o lantern.

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!

ItsFall UniteForLiteracy75 Read It’s Fall! Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!
Investigate Pumpkins Scholastic Logo Read Investgate Pumpkins (Investiga las calabazas) Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!
Pumpkin Pumpkin StarfallLogo Read Pumpkin, Pumpkin


Pinterest LogoIndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Apples – activities, online games, printables, crafts & more!

P is for Pumpkin Pp Pumpkin dot-to-dot jack-o-lantern2 Clifford Pumpkin Maze

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The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters: Printable Color Story Cards Life Cycle of a Pumpkin – Cut apart each stage in the life cycle of the pumpkin. Follow the diagram at the end of the book to put the cards in the correct order – Talk about each step. Ask questions: How big is the pumpkin? What color is the pumpkin? What comes first, a seed or seedling? Practice “telling” the story of a pumpkin seed.

More Ways to Practice Talking: Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk

Pumpkin eBooks:

PrizePumpkin FindPumpkin SeedsPumpkin PumpkinPiggies
PickPumpkin FallPumpkins PumpkinTime PumpkinsFarmer
DoraPumpkin PumpkinsNelson MarleyPumpkin PumpkinParable

Favorite Pumpkin Books:

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin Big Pumpkin The Biggest Pumpkin Ever Into the Pumpkin
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Pumpkin Trouble Pumpkinhead Grow Your Own Soup
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow How did That Get To My Table Pumpkin Pie The Pumpkin Book Pumpkin Light
Pumpkins Ready for Pumpkins The Story of the Jack O Lantern We Harvest Pumpkins in Fall

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