The Ugly Pumpkin Activities

For an out of this gourd read-aloud, our Ugly Pumpkin activities are simply squash-tacular! From Venn diagrams and writing prompts to designing your own Ugly Pumpkin, this pack has it all. We recommend using your little pumpkins’ creations for fab fall bulletin boards. A cornucopia of fun awaits! 

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18 pages

Grades PreK-3


Get ready to pump(kin) up your read-alouds like never before! Our downloadable Ugly Pumpkin activities are the perfect pick for picture-perfect read-alouds. This bundle is jam-packed with Halloween activities that can magically morph into Thanksgiving activities—just like our misunderstood Ugly Pumpkin transforms throughout the story.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • complete a venn diagram.
  • answer writing prompts inside the squash.
  • students design an ugly pumpkin!
  • cut student work out to use as fall bulletin board accessories or classroom decor!
  • engage in social skills through rhyming games.

These activities promise to turn your read-aloud into a smash-hit spectacle. Download the pack now and let the Ugly Pumpkin and his pals parade through and make your read-aloud ridiculously riveting! 

💙 Ready to harvest unforgettable read-alouds? Our book activities make read-alouds patch-tastically spellbinding throughout the fall season!  

💙 Sprout new excitement in your read-aloud routine with our Ugly Pumpkin activities! Pair them with the gourd-geous Novel Effect soundscape for an experience that’s truly vine-tastic.

About the Book and Soundscape

The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn't look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch to find a place to fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is--but it's not what he expected! 

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