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Spookley the square pumpkin
“Stop Bullying Before it Starts”
Complete Digital Teacher Toolkit (pre-school, K-3) to accompany
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

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Register Here to Get Access to all of the Toolkit Materials

  1. Discussion Guidelines and Learning Activities
  2. Multi-Subject Learning Examples
  3. Spookley Classroom Play
  4. Video Reading of the Story narrated by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, writer and performer of the hit song, “The Monster Mash.”
  5. Video Reading of A Family to be Thankful For.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world. The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, available as both a book and movie, delivers a message of tolerance and kindness in a fun, accessible format that is easily grasped by young students. By making these advanced concepts easily understood by early learners, teachers can help stop bullying before it begins.

This online toolkit includes resources educators can use to effectively present The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin as a multi-subject learning opportunity. The core elements of the online toolkit involve a reading of the book supplemented by downloadable lesson plans and other activities that teach bullying prevention and character values. Teachers can enhance the experience by:

  1. Putting on the Spookley Classroom Play
  2. Watching the movie
    • Online streaming of the movie is FREE for educators
      throughout October as part of National Bullying Prevention Month!
  3. Going on a field trip to a nearby Spookley pumpkin patch
  4. Expanding the curriculum with multi-subject lesson plans
  5. NEW! Bring Spookley’s story to life with the Spookley Storybook Trail!
    The Spookley Storybook Trail is a walking path along which you and your students can read Spookley’s story. It presents a great way to get your students moving and engaged in the story, and it also presents opportunities to collaborate across classrooms to reinforce the learning opportunities presented in the “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin.” (NOTE: This activity is inspired by attractions at Spookley-themed pumpkin patches and farms where farmers have created corn mazes in the shape of Spookley and placed Spookley’s story on signs through the corn maze!)
  6. NEW! “Spookley the Square Pumpkin A Family to be Thankful For.”
    Discussion questions and learning activities that correspond to the themes in “Spookley the Square Pumpkin A Family to be Thankful For" to build kinder, safer communities by embracing our families, friends and neighbors. The new book is currently available through Scholastic Book Clubs, through Holiday Hill Farm’s “Online Farmstand” and as an eBook on the Nook and Kindle platforms.

Educators can register here for your free access to the Online Toolkit Materials. After registration, all materials can be accessed online by visiting this webpage and clicking on “Register Here/Reentry.”

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