Everything you need to study pumpkins this autumn!
I've put together this sweet little Pumpkin Invitation for my four year old and he absolutely loved it. I went ahead and created a digital download bundle to share with you all! You can get your download here.
The bundle includes an 18 page PDF and high resolution 5x7 and 8x10 .jpeg images of the Pumpkin Life Cycle and Parts of a Pumpkin charts!
Parts of a Pumpkin Chart
The diagram numbers and lists key parts of the pumpkin. This is also a great chart to hang up in the classroom and use as reference! The felt pumpkin was super easy to put together, I simply cut the shapes out of felt and offered them to my child to assemble, using the chart as a reference. I've also included an option with the labels left blank, students are asked to label the parts by writing in their answers.
Pumpkin Cycle Poster
These are pretty enough to frame! Hang the poster up in your classroom and print the smaller 5x7 option for your student to use as a reference as they work through their pumpkin study. I've also included a version without labels to offer more of a challenge to older students.
Pumpkin Life Cycle 3 Part Cards
Three-part cards are a staple in the Montessori classroom!
I gave these to my 4 year old along with the Life Cycle Chart for him to put in sequential order, then he matched the image and word cards to the control card.
You could even print two of these and turn it into a fun matching game!
Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Worksheet
Ask the student to cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page and paste them onto the numbered squares in the correct order. Teachers or parents can cut the squares a head of time for younger students. Or skip the pasting and laminate to use over and over again.
P is for Pumpkin Block Letter Pages
Offer these block letter pages to your students for a hands-on way to learn the alphabet!
We use these all the time in our homeschool classroom. I suggest giving them to your student to simply color however they’d like or you can provide them for materials to fill in the letters. Here we’ve used stickers and dot markers. So fun!
A simple writing practice worksheet featuring the work “pumpkin.” I've provided outlines of the word as well as plenty of space for your students to practice writing the word on their own.
Count and Clip Cards 1-15
These count and clip cards are a fun way for children to improve their number recognition, number quantity, one-to-one correspondence, and counting. They're also a great fine motor skills practice when clipping clothes pins. Print on card stock or paste on construction paper, then laminate for longevity! Your child can use clothes pins or dry erase marker to mark the correct number.
Pumpkin Book Recommendations
I also wanted to share a couple of our favorite pumpkin books we've been enjoying!
From Seed to Pumpkin, Wendy Pfeffer
The Pumpkin Book, Gail Gibbons
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie, Jill Esbaum