It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Almost at least. Fall is definitely my absolute favorite season. I love the pumpkin scents, warm bonfires, cooler weather, and all the holiday joy that follows. If you’re homeschooling your little one (or teaching your students in your classroom) be sure to check out my preschool pumpkin activities and centers for an entire week of fun and engaging lessons to keep your little ones learning! (More of that to come.)
Preschool Halloween Crafts
First things first though.. how stinkin’ cute are these preschool Halloween crafts? I’m obsessed with crafts that are coupled with academics and I think this Halloween craftivity might just take the cake.
This preschool Halloween craft comes with a boy and girl Frankenstein and various sweet treat notes. I like to use the ones that are shown on my bulletin board to show case to the school how much our grade level rocks! Honestly the kids get SUCH a kick out of spreading kindness so I always end up giving them ones to share with their friends, favorite teachers, or anyone else that is special to them!
Pumpkin Themed Lesson Plan
Here’s an at a glance look at what we will be covering this entire week.
Fun Pumpkin Activities
Subitizing is a skill that thankfully never gets old because I’ll probably be working on it all.year.long. Kendall loves these activities because she feels so successful completing them. To play, just grab a card and say how many seeds you see in the pumpkin. Then, cover that numbered pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. This also comes with a fun worksheet for some paper, pencil work.
Syllable stack is turning into my new favorite game. I love how engaging it is for my little ones and how much genuine learning takes place while playing it. All you do is roll a die and move that number of spaces. Then identify the object and the number of syllables in the word. After that, stack that amount of cubes on top of it. Yay for literacy, fine motor, and math skills all piled into one!
I couldn’t stop there though. You know I love a good cut and paste activity. These are extremely important for little hands to master so I threw one in along with the game. Enjoy! 🙂
This beginning sound pumpkin patch is a fun and engaging way to introduce phonics to your little ones. I love how each of the pieces fit perfectly into my favorite photo boxes. Simply match the pumpkins to the correct pumpkin patch.
Here’s a simple counting activity to 20 for you! Choose a card and place that many pumpkins on the vine. If you have these super cute mini erasers, they would make this activity even funner!
We took it back to the basics with this pumpkin matching activity. If you have a tiny tot who needs to work on matching and one to one correspondence skills… this one is for you!
Anyone else’s kiddos absolutely freak out with excitement when you pull out BINGO? I know my kids do, so I created a rhyming activity to encourage foundational literacy skills to target this fall.
Pumpkin Science Activities for Preschoolers
On top of all of the fun academic activities you can complete this week, you can also do quite a few preschool science activities. Each year we always talk about a pumpkins life cycle and how it has to go through a process to turn into the orange pumpkin that we buy at the pumpkin patch.
In these preschool pumpkin activities, I’ve included an anchor chart that can be displayed to show the life cycle as well as a copy that can be glued into a science journal. This also includes fun life cycle cards that can be connected with Link-N-Learns as a chain, threaded with string, or glued on a ribbon. I’ve also used this as a fun memory activity!
Here’s another preschool science activity your students will love! When I teach this, I always give my students mini sticky notes so they can label their own pumpkin as I label a large anchor chart. This worksheet is a great reinforcement to use after you’ve taught the parts of a pumpkin during your pumpkin themed week.
I can not wait to bring this activity back this October!! This one pumpkin lasted soooooo long. We started off by cleaning our pumpkin to build those fine motor skills.
The next day, I cut off the top and we scooped the seeds and fibrous strands out. Don’t let Kendall’s face fool you, she was all about get icky and sticky.
On the third day, we added a handful of baking soda into the pumpkin and poured vinegar on top to watch it “erupt” like a volcano. Kendall LOVED this part so we did it again, and again, and again. Haha! We probably did this 10 or so times within the week.
The next day we decided we were going to bake the seeds and make pumpkin bread! It still blows my mind how much fun we had with one tiny pumpkin!
Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play
I’m so excited to share my pumpkin patch dramatic play area AND the included ACTIVITIES with you! There is seriously SO much goodness with this one.
- Bobbing for apples
- Face Painting
- Corn Maze
- Pumpkin Carving
- Pumpkin Decorating
- Sorting pumpkin sizes
- Hay rides
- A gift shop
- Farmer chores and much more…
Check out my video for a more in depth look at what’s included and how you can pull this off for CHEAP!!!!
Need More Preschool and Kindergarten Activities?
To see what else is included with these preschool pumpkin activities, head to my shop and check out more pictures and details. If you’re needing more weekly themed activities, you won’t want to miss out on these fun preschool themed lessons: