If you teach primary grade students, it’s virtually impossible to avoid the excitement inspired by the harvesting of fall pumpkins. For young children, as for most of us, pumpkins are more than just a variety of squash. They have come to symbolize not only the vibrant color of the fall season but the spirit of the season as well. This is the best time of the year to utilize the endless possibilities of pumpkins in your classroom activities. Your young students may tend to associate pumpkins only with Halloween and jack o’lanterns, yet, if you wish, you can deemphasize the holiday connections and still tap into a wide array of pumpkin-related curriculum links in math, science, language arts, social studies, cooking, music and art.