First we did a few pumpkin worksheets. We learned about the life-cycle of the pumpkin by putting pictures in order (Caleb selected independently and got a couple of them correct!).
He also wrote in missing letters of a pumpkin alphabet:
And he colored his own jack-o'-lantern using a color-by-sight-word method. He can recognize some color names, plus he already knew pumpkins are usually orange. :o)
We also threw in some science by conducting a "pumpkin investigation" with a little sugar pie pumpkin we had in the house. I had found a couple of different worksheets online, and combined what I liked about them into our own special one. We found words to describe the pumpkin, and hypothesized about how tall it was, how many lines it had around it, how many seeds it would have inside, and whether it would sink or float. Caleb loved testing out the last one...he played with that pumpkin for at least 20 minutes before I told him it was time to cut it open to count the seeds!
Links:Pumpkin Alphabet Worksheet (Education.com)
Pumpkin Math Worksheets (Itsy Bitsy Fun)
Color the Jack-o'-Lantern Worksheet (Education.com)
Inspiration for Pumpkin Investigation (Mrs. Lowes' Kindergarten)
Pumpkin Pie Recipe (AllRecipes.com)