This Week’s Theme: Pumpkins

Miss Marcia brings you this week’s Children’s Story Time, featuring a read of “It’s Pumpkin Time!” by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for pumpkin, she sings a few songs, and shows us how to do a pumpkin-themed craft

Watch Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey as she highlights the Newbury and Coretta Scott King Winning book, “New Kid” by Jerry Craft

Activities For Kids
Pumpkin Plate Craft – See craft video at 2:00 mark above for instructions

Jack-O-Lantern Coloring Page (PDF) (Courtesy of First Palette)
Happy Halloween Scarecrow Coloring Page (PDF) (Courtesy of Crayola)
Pumpkin Investigation Activity Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Pumpkin Picking in Southeastern Massachusetts (From Pumpkin Patches and More)
Link to How to Plant/Grow Pumpkins in the Spring (From Old Farmers Almanac)
Link to Pumpkin Carving Tips (From Safe Wise)
Link to Pumpkin Carving Templates (75 Links to Websites with ideas)
Link to Recipe Ideas for Baking Pumpkin Seeds (From Food Network)