In my classroom, we've been studying story elements in books. I decided to do a fun project I found online with my kids for Halloween. Each group of kids read a picture book and completed a book report on the story elements. Then the group designed the main character of the book on a pumpkin. We brainstormed, sketched, and then made our models. Each group painted and decorated a pumpkin of their book character. They turned out wonderful! I am so proud of my 3rd graders!! Take a look at our pumpkin characters.