Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

One pumpkin was very different, he was square. Spookly was the only square pumpkin in the patch and because of this, the other round pumpkins teased him.

Using the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano, you can teach the important lessons of self-love, tolerance, and acceptance to your children.  Take a look below at how this fun book can create a wonderful learning experience for your classroom or even your own children.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to understand the meaning of the words self-love, tolerance, and acceptance. They will be able to focus on what their own unique abilities are. Students will be able to empathize with others and practice tolerance.

Supplies Needed

– The book, Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano – Assortment of paint chip samples in orange varieties – Craft glue – Green felt – Googly Eyes – Pencils – Scrap Paper – 2 eggs, one brown and one white – Crayons – Posterboard

Read Aloud

First, read this book with your kids, discussing visuals and tricky words.  Relate to Spookly's feelings, especially when teased.  After reading, encourage questions and follow up with related activities.

Activities for Further Learning

Our Insides are the Same Before and After Self Strength Focus Handprint Craft Positive Talk What Would You Do? Plus this fun & easy square pumpkin craft!