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Poetry Friday: At the Pumpkin Patch

Jenny Whitehead’s Book, Holiday Stew: A Kid’s Portion of Holiday and Seasonal Poems, is chock-full of wonderful treasures that can be shared with kids on religious and secular holidays. It’s categorized by season and has adorable illustrations to-boot. Here’s a portion of one of Whitehead’s Halloween Poems, “At the Pumpkin Patch,” which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.

At the Pumpkin Patch

Rows and rows of pumpkin heads

All sleep on vines in farmers’ beds.

I wander through the orange sea

To pick a pumpkin just for me.

“Now this one has a bumpy chin –

Perfect for a witch’s grin.

Again, click here to read the rest.

Sylvia from Poetry for Children is hosting Poetry Friday this week. Head on over there to see what else folks submitted on this Halloween Day.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

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