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Pumpkin History

Students will learn about many different facts about the pumpkin and its history and uses
What's the ratio of a pumpkin's circumference to its diameter
a pumpkin pie
How do you mend a broken jack-o-lantern
With a pumpkin patch
What do you get when you drop a pumpkin
Do you know where pumpkins were first grown
North America
What did the people in colonial times use pumpkins for?
They dried them and then used the skin to weave mats
Which family do pumpkins belong to?
The gourd family
Guess how many names the pumpkin had before it was officially called a 'pumpkin.'
3 names, which were 'pepon,' 'pompon,' and 'pumpion.'
How was the first pumpkin pie made?
Colonists would slice off the pumpkin top, take the
seeds out, and fill the insides with milk, spices and
honey. It was then baked to perfection in hot ashes
What do pumpkin seeds have in them?
Pumpkins can be used in what besides pumpkin pie?
muffins, breads, and even soup
What can you do with a pumpkin?
Carve, paint, decorate and bake them