Teaching students the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin is a great way to help students grow Spiritually, socially, and academically. This Bundle includes both the guided reading book of Peter Peter Learns About Decay and Growth AND The Teach About Decay and Growth with Peter Peter.
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin.
This Teacher’s guide is packed full of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities that will help your students learn the life cycle of a pumpkin. The cycle includes decay to compost. Therefore, as a part of their studies, students will realize that when a pumpkin decays it can help a new pumpkin seed to grow.
Other Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities
Other Pumpkin activities include a vocabulary worksheet, story writing ideas, pages for a pumpkin journal, and pumpkin sorting cards for counting pumpkin seeds.
Use this pumpkin curriculum to create a journal for each child so they can observe how a pumpkin rots.
This guide is meant to work alongside of the downloadable guided reading book: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Learns About Decay and Growth.
In this edition of the Nursery Rhyme, Peter and his wife are squirrels who love to feast on pumpkins. Peter wants his wife to live inside one! However, they quickly discover that a pumpkin makes a terrible home because it decays. These lyrics to Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater teach students the decomposition of a pumpkin. They learn how the process creates compost and that a new pumpkin then grows from a seed.
This is a “Teach About Guide” that is a part of the Mother Goode Meets Mother Nature series. Therefore, the resource provides further activities to use with children to help them grow spiritually, socially, and academically during their study of decay and growth.
Spiritual Growth centered around Peter Peter.
This resource integrates biblical principles and helps children understand the growth and decay of living things from a biblical worldview.
Social Growth centered around the lyrics to Peter Peter.
These lyrics to Peter Peter tell a story about two squirrels who learn and grow together. Children are challenged to evaluate how they can learn more when they accept help from others and are willing to assist friends.
Academic Growth with the Pumpkin Life Cycle
In the academic growth section, activities are provided for science, writing, and math. children use the pumpkin life cycle worksheets and write about their findings. Pumpkin cards are also included so children can count pumpkin seeds and match them to the correct digits.
This resource is also available on TPT.
Other “Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature” resources are available too!
A full year of the curriculum is recommended as follows:
- September: (Routines and Schedules)
- Hickory, the Mouse Learns About Time
- Teach About Time with Hickory, the Mouse
- October: (Pumpkins)
- Peter-Peter Learns About Decay and Growth
- Teach About Decay and Growth with Peter-Peter
- November: (Healthy eating habits)
- Jack Sprat Learns About Food
- Teach About Food with Jack Sprat
- December/January: (Snow and ice, States of Matter)
- Jack and Jill Learn About Water
- Teach About Water with Jack and Jill
- February: (Shadows)
- Jack B. Nimble Learns About Shadows
- Teach About Shadows with Jack B. Nimble
- March: (Animals and Habitats)
- Mary Learns About Animal Coverings
- Teach About Animal Coverings with Mary
- April: (Insects and Spiders)
- Little Miss Muffet Learns About Spiders
- Teach About Insects and Spiders with Little Miss Muffet”.
- May: (Life Cycles and Positional Words)
- Humpty Dumpty Learns About Positions
- Teach About Positions with Humpty Dumpty”.