Pumpkin Fine Motor Activities

Strengthen finger and hand muscles with these pumpkin fine motor activities for preschoolers. They’re perfect for fall!

As you begin planning out your preschool pumpkin activities, be sure to leave time in your schedule for strengthening motor skills.

These activities are so much fun for little ones, they won’t even know they’re working

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It’s important to provide activities that will strengthen the muscles in your little one’s hands, fingers, and wrists. Cutting, lacing, and tracing lines are great ways to strengthen these muscles.

Pumpkin Fine Motor Activities

These activities are filled with fine motor skill builders. They’ll help your preschoolers get ready for handwriting and strengthen hand-eye coordination.

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Fill your book basket with a great collection of pumpkin books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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The Run-Away Pumpkin – On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill, yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?”

 How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? – Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! 

The Pumpkin Book – The book features bold, clearly-labeled illustrations, directions for drying seeds, and even how to carve funny or scary faces into your pumpkin (with an adult’s help), along with a fascinating section on pumpkin facts and lore. Perfect for aspiring farmers and kids who can’t wait for Halloween!

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Teaching Resources

Learn all about the parts of a pumpkin. How do they work? What do they do? This parts of a pumpkin felt board set is simple enough for preschoolers and detailed enough for use within homeschool or early elementary classrooms.

Provide your preschooler with hours of Halloween fun with the 5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin!

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