To start off the pumpkin extravaganza, we read Pumpkin Jack - a favorite of mine. We did all four activities at the same time - 3 minutes for each table, and rotated around the room. While it was a whirlwind of activity, it was just enough time for everyone to enjoy each activity. Also, the kids had to really stop and think when they got to the next table - their minds had to switch gears. At the end, we shared our findings and the wonderful sketches they had made. The whole thing took about 30 minutes. Of course, you could easily do any one of the activities individually and extend the time frame.
Do you have a good pumpkin activity to share?