These pumpkin playdough ideas for preschool will help your little ones strengthen fine motor skills with seasonal activities.
These pumpkin playdough ideas are a great way to have little express their creativity and practice early learning skills while strengthening fine motor muscles as they pinch, roll, and manipulate playdough.
Playdough is a great tool to have on hand when you want to strengthen fine motor skills. As preschoolers pinch, roll, and manipulate playdough, they strengthen the muscles in their hands, wrists, and arms.
These are the muscles that preschoolers will use when they write, tie their shoes, and button their clothes.
Practice alphabet tracing with these super cute, pumpkin alphabet mats which is perfect for making learning fun during the Autumn months of October and November. Add playdough for a hands-on reusable activity!
Your kids will definitely love this taste safe pumpkin playdough recipe which is squishy, it feels cool in their hands, and they can mold it into anything they want!
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.