Storybook Pumpkin Challenge

What's your favorite book character?

Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite storybook character!

The Cannon Learning Commons is hosting a Storybook Pumpkin Challenge for any scholar who would like to participate. At home, families can decorate a pumpkin to represent their favorite book character.

The Challenge

1. Choose your favorite character from a book

2. Decorate a pumpkin to look like the character from the book


  • *Pumpkins may be painted , drawn or colored on with markers (acrylic paints or permanent markers work best), decorated with yarn, sequins, pipe cleaners, fabric scraps, construction paper etc.
  • *PUMPKINS MAY NOT BE CARVED


3. Bring your decorated pumpkin to school with a card that says on one side

  • your name, teacher's name, and grade level


and on the other side

  • The name of the storybook character, the book title, and the author

The Display

  • Bring your pumpkin to school on Wednesday, October 25
  • The pumpkins will be on display in the library for all of Cannon to enjoy until Tuesday, October 31
  • Pumpkins need to be taken home no later than Wednesday, November 1. Any pumpkins not picked up by the end of the day Wednesday will be discarded

The Reward

All Cannon scholars who participate in this challenge will be able to choose a free book to keep.