Every Halloween at Imagine we pick one of our friends designs to be the face of our classroom jack-o-lantern.
This year we started the week prior to Halloween tracing pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on our light table.
We followed the work we did on the light table with a suggestion to the children that they design their very own jack-o-lantern.
All the faces were great!
Some were happy and some were scary.
When everyone had a chance to make a design we began the voting process, narrowing it down to just five finalists. We had a class discussion about what it means to "vote" .
With the design in hand we set out to prepare our pumpkin for carving. We like to give the children a chance to be somewhat involved in this process. We achieve this by placing dots around the lines drawn on the pumpkin and allowing those interested to pound golf tees into the pumpkin. It's a great way for them to be involved without a knife.
This is the design our class picked.
It's pretty sweet!