Describing gourds was always a fun fall activity with my younger students. In addition to color words, textures such as smooth, bumpy or rough can be introduced. Talk about those with stripes and those gourds that don't have stripes. It was very exciting when my students showed that they could use multiple characteristics to describe the gourds.
I usually used a voice output device such as a TechTalk or a CheapTalk for visual support and auditory cues with this activity. I made the overlay below and it is posted on BoardmakerOnline.com. If you don't have a voice output device, cut the buttons to make a choice board and your less verbal students can pull-off the characteristics that they want to use to describe the gourds.
|Describing Gourds at BoardmakerOnline.com|