In continuation of our fall celebration, we focused on pumpkins and all the learning and exploration that happens through pumpkins. We hammered golf tees into them, emptied their insides, counted pumpkin seeds, laced felt pumpkins, made play dough from canned pumpkin, and of course, learned that pumpkin begins with P.
When it is Fall that also means it is Halloween-time and that is an especially fun holiday for all kinds of fun activities to be held about! You know what is a big part of both Fall and Halloween? Pumpkins!
They are a fun shape that can be incorporated into many different activities and it is especially fun when the time comes to discuss the pumpkin itself! Whether reading pumpkin-related books, doing pumpkin-themed crafts, art projects with pumpkins or even more choices there is a number of pumpkin-related guides that will help you start doing your own fun Pumpkin-themed activities!
Kreatywne Bliźniaki created this really neat activity that involves counting seeds in order to develop math skills and match one’s seeds with those on pictures of pumpkins. It is fun and when paired with the free printables it makes for a low-prep math activity that is without a doubt perfect for Fall!
Seriate (arrange in a sequence) at least three items by size, in this case it is pumpkins. These can be done from smallest-to-largest or largest-to-smallest (ascending or descending order) and then be sure to use the following comparative vocabulary of largest and smallest.
Mountain View Parent Nursery School in Los Altos, California was recently busy preparing for Halloween as well as an upcoming 5K known as a, “Tot Trot.” To have get students in the mood for theme of the event they did a number of fun activities relating to Halloween and the Fall!
Halloween often is full of pumpkins and to continue their pumpkin-themed fun they had been doing Xplor Preschool & School Age Care had students do a math-focused activity where they used pumpkin cutouts to create repeating patterns.
This free printable can be made into a book titled, “Pumpkin Investigation.” You simply print each page in the proper order to make the book! Then the pages have fun worksheets that preschool students can work at doing.
At Bright Minds Preschool of Hobart in Hobart, Indiana they had a lot of fun, “Visiting,” a pumpkin patch full of letters and helping their students as they worked to fill their wheelbarrows with all the letters in their name!
With our free printables below your class can do this activity too!
Making a geoboard pumpkin was an amazing way to explore pumpkin math concepts and STEM with the children. It expanded the traditional geoboard concept into a three-dimensional experience.