Storybook Character Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch


What: Decorate a pumpkin as a favorite storybook character

When: Turn in pumpkins October 24th or 25th (by 8:00am)

Where: Hallway outside the Walker Learning Commons

Celebrate the arrival of fall by decorating a pumpkin as a Storybook Character for our Pumpkin Patch.  All pumpkins will be on display in the hallway outside the Learning Commons where a panel of guest judges will award a grand prize for each category K/1, 2/3, 4/5.  The winner in each category will receive a $10 gift certificate for our Book Fair happening November 3rd-9th!  

Contest Rules

  1. Decorate a SMALL artificial or fresh pumpkin.  Students should be able to carry the pumpkin him/herself.  
  2. Absolutely NO carved pumpkins.  Carved pumpkins will not be accepted and will need to be sent home the same day.
  3. Be creative.  Judging criteria will include originality, creativity, workmanship, and relevance to the chosen book. Decisions of our guest judges are final.


    1. Do not paint an entire fresh pumpkin, as it will spoil too fast.  Leave at least the bottom half free of paint!
    2. Permanent markers or acrylic paint work best. Watercolors tend to just smear.  
    3. Embellishments such as hat, hair, bandanas, mustaches, glasses and jewelry can add life-like qualities.  
  1. Don’t put your name anywhere on the pumpkin.  Bring the completed entry form to the hallway outside the Learning Commons.  Print the form from the Learning Commons website or pick one up from Ms Bolton.
  2. Judging will take place October 25th &  26th. Winning pumpkins will be featured on announcements that week!

Please pick up pumpkins after school Friday, October 27th. All pumpkins not picked up by 3:15pm will be taken away. We cannot keep pumpkins in the building over the weekend.