Pumpkins Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables, and Teaching Ideas

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The Pumpkin – Leveled, Printable Book
*Includes 4 Reading Levels, Plus a Wordless Version* Pumpkins! The boy has lost is pumpkin. Can you figure out what happened to it? The boy keeps going, asking over and over until… finally… someone knows where it is.

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Pumpkin Pumpkin Sequencing Activity – Printable and Lesson Plan
This printable has a full lesson plan for the book Pumpkin, Pumpkin and a printable sequencing page that can be used for learning about the pumpkin life cycle alone or along with the book.

Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Cards - These printable pages have stages of the pumpkin life cycle pictured so you can cut them out and use them for learning centers, pocket charts, group activities, books, etc.

Printable Pumpkin Clocks – Grades 1-2.  Pumpkin Write-On Clocks (draw the hands on the clock) and Pumpkin Clocks (match with the correct time.)

Pumpkin Lacing Card /Patterns - Blank Pumpkin Pattern and Pumpkin Lacing Card that can be copied onto tagboard to use as a lacing card.

Pumpkin Compound Words – Match the halves of the pumpkins to create compound words.

Pumpkin Lowercase and Uppercase Cards – Create a memory game or match uppercase letters to lowercase letters.

Pumpkin Lowercase and Uppercase Tracing  - Assemble into a ring book or leave on sheets for tracing.

Place Value I Have… Who Has? Game (Tens and Ones)

Pumpkin Clocks for Learning Centers or Games – Grades 1-2.
Pumpkin Write-On Clocks - Draw the hands on the clock showing the correct time.
Pumpkin Clocks - Match the pumpkin clocks with the correct time.

Pumpkins: Counting by 2s – Pumpkin themed cards counting by 2s to 100.

Pumpkin Missing Numbers – Fill in the missing numbers on the pumpkin number line.  Goes from 1 to 36.

Writing Pages – These pumpkin-themed pages can be used for pumpkin topics or a general fall / harvest theme.

Lesson Plans and Activities

Pumpkins Teaching Ideas @ Little Giraffes – Several pages of classroom photos and ideas:  Literacy - MathScienceArt, Recipes & GamesBulletin Boards

A Pumpkin Patch
A fun art activity that ties into a pumpkin theme. It would be a great follow up to a trip to the pumpkin patch!

Pass the Pumpkin Game
Children practice naming colors as they pass a pumpkin full of crayons.

Pumpkin Investigation 
Make a book describing the inside and outside of a pumpkin using the five senses and observation skills.

Pumpkin Circuit Learning Centers
Set up pumpkin activities in a circuit. Cooperative groups rotate from station to station.

Yummy Pumpkin Treats Snack Activity
Uses the book Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington – enhances math with counting and following directions.

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Pumpkin Carving for K-2 Students
Designed for ESL learners, this lesson suggests several activities for the classroom, and includes 2 printables.

Pumpkin Investigations
Several questions for students to investigate

Pumpkin Science 
ESL Grades 2-6 – Gives English language learners a background in how plants grow. It also provides them with practice in estimating and in predicting outcomes.

Pumpkin Unit
Grade 1 – Uses KidWorks2 and KidPix Deluxe – Includes a language arts lesson that uses Pumpkin, Pumpkin, and a math lesson.

Amazing Pumpkins
Children will learn that a pumpkin is a vegetable and identify pumpkins as a good source of vitamin A.

Creative Writing: Halloween Theme
Students create their own stories on pumpkins

Estimating With Pumpkin Seeds
Estimate, then count the number of seeds in the pumpkin

Kindergarten Kapers Pumpkin Unit
Grade K – Books, poems and songs, activities, and a recipe.

Pumpkin Classroom Activities
A few ideas to go along with a pumpkin unit from the Pumpkin Circle Project

Pumpkin Exploration
In this activity students in cooperative groups search, suggest, question, predict, and estimate the number of seeds in a set of pumpkins. They will combine mathematical procedures and scientific observation to learn more about this seasonal delight.

Pumpkin Integrated Unit
9 complete lesson plans for a unit on pumpkins

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Ideas by Judy Christiansen
Ideas for place value counting, estimation, measurement, and enjoying the seeds.

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Making Words
Based on book by Jeanne Titherington. Great lesson plan for making words/turns into literacy center. Focuses on the -ump chunk.

Pumpkin Mosaic
Art lesson – use those pumpkin seeds to make a masterpiece!

Harvest/pumpkin poems and songs
“For those of you who don’t celebrate Halloween anymore and are looking for harvest poems and songs….Here you go!! Enjoy!”

Five Little Pumpkins Printables
A printable book, felt board characters, and poem for the 5 Little Pumpkins traditional song.

Printable Pumpkin Poem
One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds… Both color and black and white versions available for printing.

Printable Pumpkin Theme Unit
A collection of pumpkin-themed printable pages.  Some are free and others available with a membership.

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