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It’s always more fun to learn with hands-on activities. These pumpkin life cycle preschool crafts and activities will engage your young learners with more than just another worksheet!
Hands-on sequencing, real world science, and more. That’s what you’ll find in the list below. Kids can spend time this fall learning about pumpkins.
You can explore real pumpkins with your kids, and then share life cycle sequencing cards and activities.
Pumpkin Life Cycle Preschool Fun
While many life cycle activities focus on the beginning – planting seeds and measuring growth – take your kids all the way to the end with this Pumpkin Jack inspired pumpkin decomposition science investigation. Share It Science
You can use this free printable pumpkin life cycle mat to introduce or review each step piece of the cycle. Welcome to Mommyhood
I love the thought of having kids build a 3D pumpkin life cycle with Wikki Stix! No Wikki Stix? Try pipe cleaners or playdough. The Preschool Toolbox
As kids explore the life cycle of a pumpkin, cut open a real pumpkin and let them explore a pumpkin from the inside out. They can record their findings on the free printable recording page. A Dab of Glue Will Do
This set of free life cycle of a pumpkin printables introduces preschoolers to pumpkin vocabulary, parts of a pumpkin, and the pumpkin life cycle. Homeschool Preschool
These pumpkin life cycle cards can be used for sequencing, memory matching, “go fish”, and more. Life Over C’s
Planting pumpkin seeds is a great way to get a hands-on look at the life cycle of a pumpkin. Planting pumpkin seeds in a pumpkin is even more fun! Pre-K Pages
When you can turn a craft into a learning experience, the lesson is more likely to stick with kids. You can do just that with this lifecycle of a pumpkin craft. Carrots Are Orange
I love that these pumpkin life cycle cards use real images instead of clipart. Kids can use these cards to identify the stages in real life. Lessons 4 Little Ones
These pumpkin life cycle worksheets are perfect for teaching kids how pumpkins grow from a seed. You don’t want to miss this set!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT PUMPKINS
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.
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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!
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!