Literacy O'Lanterns Contest

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:37
Literacy O'Lantern

Goal: To foster a genuine love of reading and get kids talking about favorite books!


Grab a Sharpie, paint, accessories, and activate your imagination!

An individual or family project for home.   Turn in pumpkins Oct. 18th - 25th to tables in the hall by the office.  The earlier the better, so the kids can enjoy them longer.  Attach a card with name, teacher name, and character/book title on back of the pumpkin. 

Pumpkins will be judged on Monday, October 25th by Riverview staff.  Any pumpkin turned in after the 25th will not be a part of the judging. Pumpkins to go home no later than Oct. 29th.  

PRIZES: TOP TWO winners selected will be "Parade Marshals" leading the Halloween Parade.  


  • Look for characters with simple shapes and pick a fruit that's similar.  
  • Pick Details! For the most part you won't be able to fit an entire character.  Pick a few details to get it just right.  
  • Use Accessories! 
  • WARNING - Pumpkins that are punctured, ooze and rot quickly!  Please avoid and stick with glue and tape!
  • There are a ton of possibilities - HAVE FUN!