Story Activities for
The Roll-Away Pumpkin
by Junia Wonders and Daniela Volpari
This story tells the tale of Marla Little running down the hill yelling "Help" and chasing her giant pumpkin through the town. The beautiful illustrations and repetitive text delight young readers as they follow the journey of the pumpkin and followers.
Here are some visual materials and activities to support and extend learning with this fun book.
Review story vocabulary. Find words in the book, place on word wall, or support spelling in writing activities.
Discuss the characters in this story. Describe what each character does and their part in the story.
Make puppets to retell the story to act out story during a read-aloud.
Discuss who was in the story and who was not in the story? Use a bingo dauber to mark the characters in the story.
Sequence the characters in the story as they appear and begin to chase the giant pumpkin.
While re-reading, open and close the flap as you come to each part of the story.
Look at several different real pumpkins. Describe the attributes.
Build a ramp. Roll a pumpkin down the ramp.
Make a pumpkin volcano!
Growing a pumpkin
Roll a pumpkin through paint. Look at the design of the paint.
Print several copies of this pumpkin. Place different textures under the color page as you color the pumpkin: cardboard, sandpaper, leaves, etc.
Check out this pumpkin pie playdough recipe.
Writing and Fine Motor
Here is a writing page for students to tell their own pumpkin story.
Copy the feeling words
Cut out the pumpkin cards
Pumpkin Lacing Cards
Make your own pumpkin treats!
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Have fun learning and playing together!