We love the story of "Spookley". Last year, we made him out of craft sticks so this year I thought they should make their pumpkin exactly how they wanted to. HERE are our "Spookley's" from last year. We began by reading the story (it also comes with a great CD with the story on it). Then, the kids grabbed whichever color they wanted, I supplied the googly eyes, and some wooden shapes, scissors and glue. When they had each created their own pumpkin, we made a mini pumpkin patch on our wall. Super cute and the kids are so proud of their "different" pumpkins. Gotta love creativity! After making the pumpkins, we did a little pumpkin bowling using some bottles filled with colored water and a mini pumpkin. Who knew pumpkins made fabulous bowling balls??