Thursday, October 8, 2009

stART ~ The Stuborn Pumpkin

A Story + Art = A Great stART!
Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our book and art project and maybe even share your own too! For an explanation of stART click here.

This week we read The Stubborn Pumpkin, by Laura Geringer. This is a cute repetitive story about a farmer who tries to pull a gigantic pumpkin from the vine. He asks for help from his wife, daughter, cow, dog, cat and finally a little tiny mouse.

After reading this book we decided to make our own pumpkin. I asked Emily if she wanted to paint or glue. She was in a gluing mood so I got her some orange paper and glue to make a torn paper pumpkin.

Emily riped the orange construction paper into little pieces.

I cut a pumpkin shape from a piece of white card stock and Emily glued on the orange paper pieces.

I cut a green stem and Emily glued on the stem.


Emily's Torn Paper Pumpkin




  1. My Family My Forever~Red Leaf Yellow Leaf
  2. Superheroes and Princesses
  3. April Flowers
  4. Almost Unschoolers - The Crow
  5. Mouse Grows Mouse Learns - A Big Smelly Bear
  6. Very Busy Squirrel : Growing&Learning by Leaps&Bound
  7. Bubbles Balloons and Blessings - Owl Babies
  8. Our Nifty Notebook
  9. Adventures in Mommydom (Yertle the Turtle)
  10. The Runaway Pumpkin and Pumpkin Bowling
  11. The Journey
  12. FUNdamentals
  13. Crunchy & Green - Nuts to You
  14. Growing Up Our Style
  1. MonkeySee MonkeyDo (Little Red Hen makes a Pizza)
  2. A Mommy Talks - (Spider & Web)
  3. Izzie Mac and Me
  4. BoysRuleMyLife ~ The Little House
  5. The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM
  6. Jolly Mommy and Little Mouse
  7. The Adventures of Bear (Eric Carle)
  8. handmade beginnings - very hungry caterpillar
  9. Apple Pie Tree
  10. School in the Kitchen - - The Grouchy Ladybug
  11. Miller Moments
  12. Laughter a lot of it and a touch and feel book!
  13. The Activity Mom - Alphabet Mystery
  14. Branflakes

  15. This linky list is now closed.

23 comments:

Susana said...

I have never heard of this book--thanks for sharing it.

I LOVE her pumpkin! It looks awesome!! She does such a great job each week.

Christy said...

That pumpkin looks great. We have a Halloween book about a witch that can't pull a gigantic pumpkin from the vine and other Halloween creatures (mummy, vampire, etc) come to help. In the end, they work together to get the pumpkin and she makes pumpkin pie for them to share. I'll have to look for this book.

April said...

There are some great skills that Emily is working on--tearing and gluing. Love the season themed book.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very nice pumpkin. I bet she had a great time tearing and gluing.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a cute book. I love her pumpkin!

Ticia said...

The version I'd heard of this book was called "The Gigantic Pumpkin," and I think there's a Halloween version as well.

The Harris Family said...

This sounds like a great book! I love the pumpkin. It looks like it was a lot of fun to make and it is so cute.

Rebecca said...

I love the look of 'torn paper' crafts!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This craft turned out so neat! I love the result - it's a perfect pumpkin for Halloween.

sbswtp said...

It came out great :)

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Very cute! Nothing like doing crafts in your pjs. :)

The girl who painted trees said...

Her pumpkin turned out great. She did such a great job of covering the whole thing:)

I linked up, even though we didn't do a particular Eric Carle book. It's art in the style of Eric Carle. Hope that's all right. I already had the post and it kind of fit the McLinky.

Lil' Ms. P said...

She looks like such a hard worker and her pumpkin turned out great!

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

Sounds like a fun book for this time of year. Emily made such a sweet pumpkin.

Rachel said...

My daughter would have a blast tearing paper for that type of project. I need to remember this cute pumpkin art!

Great job!

By the way, I was wondering if you want a "blog button" for the stART meme? If so, I don't mind making one (no charge) for you. I have a blog design business (currently on maternity leave).

Just let me know if you want one and, if so, what info/graphics you'd like.

April said...

Please check out this post:

http://apgacruz.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-love.html

Adriana said...

Very cute pumpkin craft! I love the story and art idea. We will be participating next week!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Love the idea of stART. Hope to participate in this soon!

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

you are so creative! great job on the pumpkin idea. Emily did an awesome job. Perfect for the month of october

sarah in the woods said...

Thanks for sharing. This is a fun idea.

whisperingwhispers said...

This book sounds interesting. Emily's pumpkin is so cute!

I have an award for you at my blog!

Rebecca said...

Havent seen you on here in awhile, hope everything is ok! I just gave you a blog award too :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Michelle - You seem to have stopped posting - I hope nothing is wrong.

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