Oh, so many uses for such a simple pumpkin template. Yes, I have yet another use for that simple pdf that I made by copying a pumpkin di-cut, and todays activity idea develops social-emotional skills and reading skills.
All you need to do is print the template, talk with your little ones about feelings that we have and brainstorm a list of them (sad, mad, silly, happy, etc.). Then, try to make a Jack-O-Lantern expression that matches that emotion.
After doing that, cut them out, have your little one try to help you write the word that sounds out that feeling “/s//a//d/” and put all the jack’s together to make a book. Give it a title and tah-dah, you have a Book about Jack.
Accomodate each page description with whatever your little one is capable of or interested in. Your little one might like a more creative description under each jack expression like “Jack-O-Silly” or your little one might want to make a repetitive book that says “Jack is…” on each page. Let your little one make it his/her own!