You can be every student’s favorite teacher by taking them to a pumpkin patch! Virtual Field trips are a great way engage students in learning. These interactive, editable Google Slides make it easy to have students use movable pieces, tour a pumpkin patch, learn about pumpkin parts and the pumpkin life cycle!
This makes for a great book companion with any pumpkin-themed book. Pumpkin lessons can be used in October or November since it’s pumpkin-themed. This is GREAT for virtual or in-person teaching.
What is in this download?
There are 32 Google Slides with editable text boxes, directions, movable parts, videos, and so much more!
- KWL Chart
- Packing A Suitcase for the Trip
- 1 Minute Take OFF Flight Video
- 14-minute Pumpkin Patch Field Trip Video (Review pumpkin parts, the pumpkin life cycle, and take a Hayride Adventure)
- Sequencing Events, 4 Writing Prompts (digits, print primary lined, print intermediate lined options), Counting Objects (Up to 10), Labeling Parts, Calendar Song, and Comprehension Questions, Home Connection Project
- One extra slide for you to add anything you would like to the lesson. (videos or an assignment)
- Home Connection Optional Assignment for students to design a pumpkin face.
- Black and white ink-saving Writing Pages and Home Connection Page for in-person teaching.
Slide backgrounds CAN NOT be edited, just the text boxes and movable parts can be edited.
You can delete slides you don’t want to send to students, add your own directions or images to the sides of the slides to personalize.
Here are some ideas of what you can do with this virtual field trip:
- Have a local store or parents donate small pumpkins for you to give the students after the virtual trip to decorate.
- Write about how to sell pumpkins.
- Cut a real pumpkin and have students label the parts on a chart.
- After learning about the life cycle, have students explain it to someone in a letter.
- Make some items like pumpkin pie or seeds for students to try.
GRADES Kindergarten (non-readers need help reading or you will have to do it whole group) – 2nd GRADE
YOU DO NOT need Google Classroom to use Google Slides. It will force a copy of it on your Google Drive. Students do not need to have Google Classroom to participate. They will need a Google account, which does not have to be a Gmail account, but just an account with Google that gives them access to Google Drive.
Easily share through Google Classroom to collect information or share from your computer to Zoom or Meets. Students move images, add text, and moving parts to get plenty of writing and computer practice!
Your kids will love the field trip and beg for another!