Pumpkin Picassos

Seven classes of CES first graders were treated to 1-1/2 hours of pumpkin decorating, writing and coloring activities on the Monday before PumpkinIMG_1459 Show 2015 festivities began. CES Art Specialist Andi Hoskins developed computer generated facial features on to sticker paper, so that each student would have two pairs of each feature in which to decorate their pumpkin. Students cut out the desired eyes, mouth, etc., peeled off the backing and placed the parts on their pumpkin. They were encouraged to decorate both sides of their gourd. As you can see in the attached photos, the students were delighted with their masterpieces. Justin Jacobs, CCSF Board member and pumpkin grower, donated 200 pumpkins for this project.pp1

After the Pumpkin Picassos were satisfied with their decorating skills they were asked to write a brief response to a story starter…”When I was walking in the pumpkin patch one of the pumpkins suddenly came alive.” Once their writing activity was completed the students were given a “Thank You to CCSF” coloring paper.


This activity and a Columbus Museum of Art docent visit were lead-in activities to the first graders’ field trip to The Columbus Museum of Art on October 29 and 30. Thank you to the Gasper Learning Fund for sponsoring this annual event for Circleville City School students.IMG_1461IMG_1462