Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pumpkins (also see Halloween)

  • Handprint Pumpkins
    1. Make 2 green handprints using green tempera paint on green paper.
    2. When dry, cut out and glue to the top of an orange pumpkin cutout.
    3. Staple a green curling ribbon vine to the top.
    4. Have the kids write their names on their pumpkin.

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  • Pumpkin Seed Number Match
    1. Make 5 pumpkin cutouts from orange paper. You can use the pumpkins above, one of your own, or just cut out a round, orange circle and add a simple green stem on top.
    2. Label the left side with numbers 1-5.
    3. Have the kids help glue the corresponding number of pumpkin seeds to the right side of the pumpkin.
    4. Puzzle-cut each pumpkin down the middle.
    5. Mix up the pieces and let the kids count the seeds and match the pumpkins.


  • Pumpkin Face Coloring Page
    1. Print the page above from Twisty Noodle. (I love Twisty Noodle pages because you can customize the text!)
    2. Trace the letters & color the picture.
    3. Use black paper to cut out shapes for eyes, a nose, a mouth. Let the kids cut them out – great practice!
    4. Glue the face onto your pumpkin!


  • How a Pumpkin Grows Sequence Cards
    1. Click the link above for a great printable!
    2. Color the cards & cut them apart.
    3. Let the kids arrange them in order from seed to pumpkin to pumpkin pie!

snack idea: Pumpkin Pancakes

    1. Use orange tinted pancake batter to make circle pancakes.
    2. Put fruit cocktail in a bowl, let the kids make faces using the fruit.
    3. Drizzle fruit-flavored syrup on top.
    4. NOTE: The Mailbox, 2006-2007 Yearbook, Preschool, pg. 67 ... has cute picture recipe cards for the kids to "read" and follow the directions


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  2. Love this! I was just putting together a list of ideas for a pumpkin week and I will definitely use these. Thanks!

  3. Really cute pumpkin ideas, and of course I love the coloring page from Twisty Noodle (:

    Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

  4. Beginning to wonder how I ever taught before your blog! Made each of the kiddos a set of these pumpkin life cycle cards to take home. I bought a laminator the other day and it is life changing. I was able to laminate their little cords so they could play with them over and over!

  5. You can also use this website to download free Pumpkin Coloring pages and coloring pages are great resource for kids to enhance their learning capabilities. My kids love to engage in coloring activities online.

  6. Hi there, How can readers (legally and respectfully!) print your materials? These are amazing! Thank you,


I love your comments! Feel free to leave a link if you've done any of these activities with your kids. I'd love to visit your blog!

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