Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Decorating Contest


It has become a tradition at our elementary school for each classroom to decorate a pumpkin as a character from a book. The students bring coins from home and vote for their favorite pumpkin. The money raised from this event is given to the American Cancer Society. Each year I'm amazed and marvel at the creativity of the students, teachers, and parents as they transform ordinary pumpkins into works of art. I just had to share these creations with you. It's a celebration of creativity! Hope you recognize some of the books and characters from those books. Some of the books are classics like Charlotte's Web and others are new hits with our students, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Franklin's Halloween by Paulette Bourgeois

Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin



Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems

10 comments:

A Quilter Awakens said...

Those are so cool! What a great what to promote children's literature.
Karmen

Brenda said...

Those are great. I am always amazed at what the teachers can do with a pumpkin.

Nick Bruel said...

I just ran across this page by accident, and all I have to say is...

Wow.

And thank you.

And Wow again.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing such a cool project and all the pictures!

Gretchen said...

Great pumpkins!! I especially like the "Bad Kitty" black cat one. I think Gomez and Morph need a copy of that book LOL!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Oh, wow, these are so creative and so fun!!!

Micki said...

Everything is so creative!
I enjoyed seeing everything!
Micki

Ivory Spring said...

What a fun post this is, Becky.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment on my giveaway post. I am glad you liked the pineapple block. Do send me a picture of your block when you are done!

Happy Quilting.

lisa said...

Thank you for posting this. I am going to share your post as examples for our contest!

Miss Media Mavin said...

Where are the pumpkins displayed? Outside classrooms or in some central location?