Spookley the Square Pumpkin:
In a world where “the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins,” Spookley the Square Pumpkin is often teased by the other pumpkins because of his square shape. Soon, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince Spookley that, square or not, he has a right to be the “Pick of the Patch” on Halloween. A square pumpkin the “Pick of the Patch”? Not if mean round pumpkins Big Tom and Little Tom can help it. These two bullies tease and taunt Spookley because of his square roots. Although he is encouraged to continue to become the “Pick of the Patch” by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch. As the storm rolls the round pumpkins across the patch towards a raging river below, Spookley’s square shape helps him save the day. Spookley realizes “it’s fine to be round while the weather is fair, but there are times it’s better to be a square!”
In this month’s Kidtoon’s Film Spookly gets teased and bullied. Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month?
Watching this movie with your children gives parents an excellent opportunity to talk to them about what Bullying is, and how it hurts others. PACER.org is also giving parents other ways to help get active in National Bullying Prevention Month.
Join the movement!
Communities nationwide are urged to plan for October’s National Bullying Prevention Month and take an active role in the movement against bullying by using PACER resources. PACER has sponsored this event since 2006, when it was a one week event in October and in 2010 evolved to the entire month of October.
During the event—and throughout the year—you are encouraged to use the creative resources here to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement.
Join the movement to “Make it orange and make it end!” and unite against bullying. Make your color orange on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 12. That’s the day everyone can link together—in schools, communities and online—and send a message of support to students who have experienced bullying. Students can unite against bullying on Unity Day by wearing the color orange, using the resources on PACER.org/bullying, handing out orange “UNITY” ribbons at school, or writing the word “UNITY” on their hands or binders. Facebook is partnering with PACER by posting information about PACER activities on its safety, educator, and privacy pages during October.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, people everywhere can come together in song and dance to raise awareness for bullying prevention by organizing a Unity Dance Day. Schools and community organizations can find everything they need to plan a Unity Dance Day in PACER’s online toolkit. The toolkit includes the designated song for the dance, the choreographed dance moves, and additional materials and resources. The toolkit will be made available in early September.
One lucky Family and Life in Las Vegas winner is going to win a Spookly giveaway prize pack.
- One Spookley whirly flashlight
- One Spookley DVD
- One Spookley Square Pumpkin plush
- One Spookley hardcover book
- One Spookley theatrical one-sheet/movie poster
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post.
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