Carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is a popular Halloween tradition that originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Back then jack-o'-lanterns were made out of turnips or potatoes, not pumpkins. It wasn't until Irish immigrants arrived in America and discovered that pumpkins were even easier to carve that jack-o'-lanterns made out of pumpkins became tradition. Pumpkins are nutritious and versatile orange fruit harvested in October. Many Americans include pumpkin pie in their Thanksgiving meals.

Pumpkins represent one of the earliest cultivated foods in the Western Hemisphere. Over 9000 years ago indigenous people of North America were growing pumpkins, long before they cultivated corns or beans.

Agriculture is another word for farming. Agriculture includes harvesting crops and raising animals for livestock. Agriculture provides the food and raw materials that we need to survive. Agriculture is the heart of our daily life and vital to the economy and to our community. Farming cannot exist without farmers producing high-quality safe foods for us to eat.

Pumpkin Themed Games

Really fun pumpkin trivia quiz

pumpkin trivia game

Apple themed games and activities

Way up High in the Apple Tree game

Agriculture Apple game (video)

Apple Hangman

Apple Fun Page

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees

Johnny Appleseed

Fruits and Veggies

Farm Themed Games and Activities for the Classroom

Human Lifespan Calculator

Environmental Protection Agency EPA water treatment flash game

Water Cycle

Water - A Never-ending Story

Fun Classroom Games with Trees

Water Safari life in the Biome game

Ecosystem Showdown Forest Habitat  game

Bass Fishing Games like Asteroids

Ocean Marine Animal Game

Help the Old Man of the Sea Catch Fish Game

Dolphin Dive Action Game

My Aquarium Fish Game for Kids

Biodiversity fun activities and games for the classroom


Safe Drinking Water

Water Treatment games



The Farm


Science Games