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Grab your copy of this printable Roll a Pumpkin game! It’s perfect for your preschool Halloween festivities at home or in the classroom.
Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin activity to do at home or in your classroom, this roll-a-pumpkin game is perfect! It works well as both an individual or group activity. You can use it with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary students.
Download these free preschool printables before your next playdate this fall, and let your preschoolers build their own jack-o-lanterns!
Roll a Pumpkin Game
To start, print out all of the pages. You can make this a reusable activity by printing the pages and laminating them. Cut out the embellishment pieces (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.)
Once you have all the pieces cut out, put a small magnet or velcro dot on the back of each one. If you use velcro dots, be sure to put the other half of the velcro dots on the pumpkin itself.
Grab a dice, and you’re all set!
To play this pumpkin game, I like to set the pumpkin mat on a flat surface. You can put it on a cookie sheet or hang it on the fridge, if you want to use it with magnets.
Have your child roll the dice. Count the dots on the dice, and find a corresponding piece to add to the pumpkin. For example, if your child rolls a three, they will add a nose to their pumpkin. Continue on in this manner until the pumpkin is complete.
You can use this activity with a group, as well. Kids can play in pairs and race to build their pumpkins. Each child will take turns rolling the dice and adding one piece to the pumpkin. Play continues until one child builds his/her pumpkin.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Jack-O-Lanterns
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about jack-o-lanterns. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Pumpkin Jack – The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change.
A Very Scary Jack O’ Lantern – Provides young readers with a spooky Halloween tale, complete glow-in-the-dark skeletons, ghosts, spiders, bats, and more. Original.
J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet – Who lit the first jack-o’-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler “Trick or treat”? J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that “go bump in the night.”
Every child loves Halloween! What better way to get in the mood than to decorate their very own wall felt Jack O Lantern? Our pattern helps you make the cutest pumpkin for your wall.
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Travel felt boards are a great activity for kids stuck on a plane or waiting in a restaurant. This “Silly Jack-o-lantern” felt set is perfect for Halloween.
Paper cup Jack’O’Lantern pumpkins with glowing noses. Make them for the Halloween night. Kids will love creating and playing with them.
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