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LITERACY O' LANTERNS CONTEST

Literacy ‘O Lanterns Contest  

GOAL: To foster a genuine love of reading and get kids talking about favorite books!

 

CREATE A BOOK CHARACTER ON A PUMPKIN (OR GOURD)

Grab a Sharpie, paint, accessories, and activate your imagination!

 

  • An individual or family project for home.
  • Turn in pumpkins Oct. 21-28 to tables in the hall by the office. The earlier the better, so the kids can enjoy them longer.
  • Attach card with name, room number, and character/book title on back of the pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins to be judged Mon., Oct. 28th by RSS Staff. Any pumpkin turned in after the 28th will not be a part of the judging.
  • Pumpkins to go home no later than Oct. 31.
 

PRIZES:

  • TOP TWO winners selected will be “Parade Marshals” leading the Halloween Parade.
  • Picture submission to Herald to be considered for publishing.

 

TIPS:

  • Look for characters with simple shapes and pick a fruit that’s similar. Think about Arthur – he looks just like a butternut squash!
  • Pick Details! For the most part you won’t be able to fit an entire character and every feature of that character. Pick a few details to get it juuuuuussst right. Think of Olivia’s triangular nostrils, the striped pattern in “A Bad Case of Stripes.”
  • Use Accessories! Captain Underpants with REAL UNDIES, a raised Play-Doh scar for Harry Potter, a crown for Mercy Watson “Princess in Disguise.”
  • WARNING -Pumpkins that are punctured, ooze and rot quickly! Please avoid, and stick with glue and tape!
  • There are a ton of possibilities -HAVE FUN!
  • See photo slideshow below for samples or Google "book character pumpkins."
  • ALBUM LINKS (also found under Photo Albums on my webpage):

 
QUESTIONS:

Contact Mrs. Haun, RSS Reading Specialist - lhaun@esusd.k12.ca.us

 

SOURCES:

https://adjustingcourse.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/literacy-o-lanterns/

 

https://chalkinmypocket.com/2015/10/10/literary-gourds-making-literacy-connections-with-pumpkins-for-halloween/