“It is that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Did you know that you can use pumpkins to teach great lessons in kindergarten? I picked out some of my favorite pumpkin learning activities for you. These are fun and easy activities that will get your students excited about learning. While you are here, do not forget to check out all our fall activities.
I love pumpkins, so this is one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher! So I am here with some fun pumpkin learning activities that I know you will love!
Pumpkin Books To Read Aloud
Let us start with three of my favorite pumpkin books. These are great to read with Kinders.
One of my favorite childhood Halloween stories, this classic tale is about two mice who want to grow the biggest pumpkin of all. The cute illustrations add to the appeal. Kids love watching the pumpkin grow bigger and bigger. Then there are the mice on their motorcycles. Everyone loves those mice and their motorcycles! The best part is seeing how the mice work together to achieve their goals.
A great story to read aloud with lots of math! It’s all about counting seeds. Probably more suited for older grades, but my students enjoyed the parts that did apply to their counting skills! We laughed and were awed about how many different ways we could count seeds!
Another great story loaded with math terms for size. Great for vocabulary and ideas for writing! “Could the most colossal pumpkin fill the Grand Canyon?” This book sparked some conversations that got the kids thinking about size!
Videos are always great for a quick brain break. If you are teaching about pumpkins, this list of teacher-approved pumpkin videos is a goldmine. It includes videos with loads of information about pumpkins. But there are also pumpkin rhymes and stories your students will love.
Pumpkin Literacy Activities
From pumpkin writing cards to sight words, these activities are perfect for the season. Include some of these fun and easy activities and give your students a head start on their literacy skills.
How about adding pumpkin seed sight words to your fall activities? With the free printable and a few seeds, your students will be happily working on their reading skills.
Many schools are not allowed to celebrate Halloween, so here is a fun alternative. Students choose a book with their parent’s help, and together they complete a special pumpkin report. Then they turn small-sized pumpkins into their favorite character from the book! What fun!
Pumpkin Math Activities
These pumpkin math activities are perfect for the Fall semester. They will get your students excited about learning and give them a chance to explore counting, addition, subtraction, and more! Try some of these resources
This Free Printable comes with six pages of puzzles for your students. These puzzles cover numbers zero through twenty. It is a great way to practice number order.
Make practicing addition number sentences fun with this pumpkin seeds addition activity and free printable. All you need are some pumpkin seeds, and you have a simple learning activity.
These Pumpkin Pie Counting Clip Cards are a fun way to practice counting and identifying numbers. They are perfect to use in math centers, with early finishers, and as a math warm up.
Look how many seeds are in one pumpkin! Let us count them. It is a fun way to count to 100. A free 100 chart is an easy way to help young learners keep track.
Pumpkin Science Activities
Use these pumpkin science activities to help your students learn. These are easy and fun lessons that will get them excited about learning. These are fun and easy activities that you can do right at home or in a classroom setting.
Learn all about pumpkins and spend some time exploring what is inside those big round orange fruits. Your Kinders will love scooping out the seeds! This is a great activity to do if you plan to take a field trip to the pumpkin patch.
Planting pumpkins is a fun project. Planting anything in Kindergarten can be chaos. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons I have learned over the years to make this as easy as possible for all!
Miscellaneous Pumpkin Activities
Are you heading to the pumpkin patch soon? Then this EDITABLE field trip pack is just right for you. It contains everything you need, from permission slips, to a field trip checklist to count down calendars.
Our adorable paper plate pumpkin is a simple activity for a class of excited Kinders. Let the children design their own eyes, nose, and mouth as they see fit. These are perfect for bulletin board displays or hanging around the classroom.
We all know that most kids in this age group love pumpkins. Imagine getting kids excited about learning with pumpkin activities that are fun, easy, and engaging. I hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite pumpkin learning activities for kindergarten. All of our hands-on activities will help your students learn while they are having fun. And the best thing? All of them are easy to prepare. We know how busy you are! Why not download some of them today?