Learning About Pumpkins – A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™

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There are many different types of pumpkins, and they come in many sizes. Help your kids learn about pumpkins and how they grow with Learning About Pumpkins, a Notebook Companion™ to The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons, sold separately.

For grades K-3 | Primary dashed lines for beginning writers | 34 black & white pages | This is a digital only resource.

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Learning About Pumpkins - A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™


Explore the world of pumpkins with Learning About Pumpkins. There’s no prep-work for you to worry about finding time to do. Just grab a copy of The Pumpkin Book (sold separately) and Learning About Pumpkins and follow them together at the pace that is right for your family.

The book and Notebook Companion™ start by looking at what a pumpkin is and some of the many varieties of pumpkins that exist. Then it explores how to plant pumpkins, the stages of a pumpkin’s life cycle, the role of pumpkins in the First Thanksgiving, and more.

Students will practice written narration as they answer our open-ended questions about what they are learning. They’ll also learn more about pumpkins as they study the illustrations so they can draw, sketch, and label pictures of what they are learning. Bonus coloring pages are also included!

Students will learn about pumpkins and topics such as:

  • different types of pumpkins
  • when pumpkins are planted
  • how pumpkins are planted
  • parts of a pumpkin seed
  • how a pumpkin plant starts to grow
  • stages of a pumpkin’s life cycle
  • pollination
  • how to harvest a pumpkin
  • largest pumpkin record
  • pumpkins and the First Thanksgiving

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

Our publisher-approved Notebook Companion™ accompanies The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons.

Pumpkins are usually thought of as a symbol of fall, but the story of a pumpkin begins long before that! Help your kids discover the ins and outs of the life cycle of a pumpkin with The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons. They’ll discover the parts of a pumpkin seed and how pumpkin seeds are planted. They’ll learn about pollination, see how a pumpkin starts to grow, and watch what happens at each stage a pumpkin’s life cycle. They’ll even learn how to harvest a pumpkin, find out about the largest pumpkin ever grown, and see how pumpkins were a part of the First Thanksgiving.

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

The Pumpkin Book is a required book for our Notebook Companion™ and is sold separately. The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons is available at the publisher’s website or anywhere books are sold.

Please note: The Pumpkin Book includes a section on Halloween and jack-o’-lanterns, but there are no questions in the Notebook Companion™ pertaining to those topics so you may skip it if you prefer.

Beginner’s Notebook Companion™

This beginner’s notebook is a great way to introduce kids to the idea and practice of notebooking, and you can customize it as much as you wish. It’s completely flexible, allowing for use with very young children through middle elementary grades.

Other Notebook Companions™ in the Gail Gibbons Series

2 reviews for Learning About Pumpkins – A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™

  1. T Kane

    This notebook companion is wonderful. We worked on it a little bit at a time since there was a lot in it. What I liked most is how well it went along with The Pumpkin Book so as we read the book, we could easily follow along in the notebook. The companion notebook definitely helped to reinforce the information. At a pumpkin patch, my 6 year old was naming a few of the different kinds and reminding me how she colored them in her notebook. This is definitely something to take out and revisit next Autumn.

  2. Kimberly Vredenburg

    This notebook companion for The Pumpkin Book has a lot in it. We worked on it over a few days as there was so much that my almost 5yr old daughter couldn’t do it all at once! She doesn’t write much yet, so she just answered the questions and I wrote for her. She drew some of the pictures while I drew others with her telling me what to draw and where on the picture it went. I loved the extra coloring pages at the end of the packet. They were great for my almost-3yr old to color while big sister did her learning! This would be great as part of a fall theme. I love that I can reuse this year after year. Will be a great thing to save and compare how much my daughter has learned from year to year!

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