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Pumpkin Kindergarten Activities

Fall is in the air! Pumpkins and apples are fun themes to incorporate into learning this time of year and the opportunities are endless. One exciting way to incorporate some fall fun into your kindergarten class is through Simply Kinder’s Planting Pumpkin Interactive book. Your students will stay engaged with hands-on activities that spark endless exploration and conversation. Keep reading for pumpkin kindergarten activities idea!

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THIS ACTIVITY GOES WELL WITH THESE SIMPLY KINDER RESOURCES:

Prepping the Interactive Pumpkin Book

Our interactive pumpkin book is low prep and easy to use. Choose which pages or activities you want to include in your learning journal from the pack and click print. Number the pages, make copies, staple the journal together, and begin your fun pumpkin learning.

Activities included:

  • Pumpkin Vocabulary
  • Journal Reflection Pages
  • Planting Pumpkin Seeds
  • Parts of a Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Life Cycle
  • Pumpkin Scientist
  • Daily Observation Recording Pages
  • SO MUCH MORE

Pumpkin Kindergarten Activities

Our interactive pumpkin book is not just to be colored and read. Students can truly engage in their learning with hands-on activities that will make learning more meaningful.

Carve a pumpkin to let students observe the inside of a pumpkin and examine the seeds.

Students can plant pumpkin seeds, discuss the needs of a pumpkin plant, and make observations as their plant grows.

Allow creative expression on the plant part pages through the use of tissue paper and construction paper.

Students become pumpkin scientists by measuring, weighing, and testing sink or float.

Incorporating Pumpkin Books

Pairing books about pumpkins with each activity will strengthen literacy and student learning. Some ideas for read alouds are listed below.

  • Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins
  • It’s Pumpkin Time
  • Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie
  • Pumpkin Jack
  • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
  • Big Pumpkin

Other Ideas:

Encourage collaboration and conversation while using this interactive book. Students can share findings, observations, and responses with their peers.

Take a field trip to the pumpkin patch and pair this book with student learning.

Allow students to share their completed learning journals with their peers and families.

Don’t waste another minute of fall! Grab your Interactive Pumpkin Book HERE at Simply Kinder. Make sure to share ideas for your pumpkin kindergarten activities inside the Simply Kinder Teachers Facebook group here!

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