Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pumpkins Everywhere---printable book

I am eternally grateful to all of my blogger and Facebook friends who fully funded my Donors Choose project in 36 hours.  I'm overwhelmed by how nice people are!

As a small token of appreciation for everyone, I've created a simple book, but instructionally effective in reinforcing simple sentences, vocabulary, and positional concepts----Pumpkins Everywhere!  If you think you've seen similar books before, you are correct!   I'm a believer in using similar activities, with slight changes.  Kids learn the routines and language for one, then expand slightly in language skills for the next.  You don't need to completely change out what you are doing, because the children need to build on what they already know.

So here is the book.  It's simple and repetitive.
You can print it, laminate it if you have the equipment, and have the children match the icons.  Use the sentence strip if needed to have the child say a sentence for each picture.  Use the last page as a springboard into making a jack 'o lantern craft of some kind (or actually carving a pumpkin!)

This book is also good for teaching commenting.
I tried to intersperse them throughout.  Ask the kids for other appropriate comments the characters could be saying!

Click here to download the book in Boardmaker.

Click here to download the book in pdf.   I'm in the process of switching pdf files to Smarty Symbols (which I pay for). If you have Boardmaker, this book is free to you.  If you need pdf, this is a modest price on Teachers Pay Teachers.


  1. I love all the cute books that you make!! Thank you so much for making them available to us!!

    1. Thanks for your nice words. I'm glad people can use them when they work with children.

  2. Yes, thank you for all the wonderful materials!

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    1. I love these books for very low language learners; however,
      I tried to download this book in boardmaker and some of the pictures are cut off when they are previewed prior to printing. Can you help? holly

    2. I just took a look at it, and it downloaded fine. Perhaps you should take a look at your boardmaker settings. Go to 'page setup' or 'board setup'...