“The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” and Matching Shape Game

Weekly Trip to the Library

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a rhyming story about a pumpkin patch wherein all the pumpkins are round, except for one square pumpkin. The night before Halloween, there is a storm, and pumpkins are rolling off the vine and into the bay. Spookley has to work hard to turn onto his side, over and over, but is able to eventually move himself to close the gap in the fence where the pumpkins are rolling out. The next morning the farmer sees the value in this odd-shaped pumpkin and uses Spookley’s seed in every row the following year to grow pumpkins mostly square, but also of different shapes and colors. The moral of the story being that variety is the spice of life and great value can be found in our differences.

After reading this story to the kids play this shape matching game. Click here to print the game.

You can purchase your own copy of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by clicking the title of the book.

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