If you've been teaching for any amount of time, you know that the pumpkin lends itself so well to the art room at this time of year. It's easy enough to draw, the kids have likely visited the farm or pumpkin patch, and it translates to Halloween or Fall- whichever way you prefer to go. I had my kiddos use black paint only to trace a pumpkin that they had drawn on the 1st day. On the 2nd, I gave them other colors, and we filled in. I used tempera cakes, as my kids are still learning the painting routine. They are so bright and cheerful- I'll have to post a few more, but here's a couple. On a side note, I read them "Spookley, the Square Pumpkin" which I understand is a cartoon movie now, but the book is so sweet.