Of course, there are lots of packets online to get you started, but I began with the free one at SimplyKinder.I loved the way her freebie introduced the project in a totally fall-centric, no-mention-of-Halloween way!
I did create a book report form that went a bit more in depth (requiring my students to give character traits and what evidence from the book led them to identify those traits), but I use this primarily as a home-school connection project to get the entire family involved with reading.
This is a great way to let kids be creative but also to encourage them to share books with their peers.
(Yes, this girl had a head-to-toe Halloween outfit, including some little spiders painted on her face. This little fashionista looked more put together than me every day last year.)
Some tips to suggest to parents:
- Pick a small pumpkin.
- Don’t carve for this project.
- Work on it a little at a time, instead of all on the last weekend.
I LOVED this project last year, and I had a few parents tell me how much they loved that I sent home family projects for them to work on together. I can’t wait to see the pumpkins I get this year!
P.S.- Let me know if you could use the amped-up character report form!