Silly Pumpkin Movement Game

Silly Pumpkin Movement game. Great for kids reading Spookley the Square Pumpkin!

This is a perfect “I need a break” game during your Spookley the Square Pumpkin reading!

How to play:

  1. Talk about movements in the book, for Spookley we talked about movements like roll, grow, teeter, totter, flip and flop. Write these words on pieces of green paper, fold them up and put them in a bowl. This will be bowl #2. (You can print out our cute blank flashcard template  to write the words on!)
  2. Talk about adverbs to make movements different: words like quickly, slowly, sleepily, excitedly, happily, etc. Write these words on pieces of purple paper and put in a different bowl. This will be bowl #1.
  3. Write “1 time” with numbers up to 5 or more on pieces of orange paper and put in a different bowl. This will be bowl #3.
  4. Each student gets a turn picking a paper from each bowl to form an action sequence. For example: Quickly flop 3 times, or Sleepily roll 5 times.
  5. The whole class participates and each student gets a turn to create a silly movement sequence!

Did you use great action words and adverbs in your game? Let us know in the comments below!

Author: McKenzie

McKenzie is a retired Special Education teacher and Mom to Mila. She loves traveling, baking and snuggling. As a social butterfly and self-proclaimed chatter box, McKenzie loves making new friends.

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