Did you know that if you mix shaving cream with Elmer's glue and a bit of paint you can make a work of art that dries puffy? Oh the possibilities... The picture here doesn't do this project justice. The pumpkin is puffed up to over an inch high! Here's a template to make either a horizontal or vertical pumpkin. Simply follow the directions to create something amazing! Your kiddos will love doing this craftivity.
This is a quick, easy and fun craft that even young children can do. Children trace the pumpkin template on a sheet of newspaper and color it with an orange marker or crayon. Students find and cut out shapes to make a pumpkin face, as well as letters that spell their name. These will be used for the pumpkin's smile. They can also search for all of the letter Pps on their pumpkin and circle them. This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be revamped and put in my TpT shop. Pumpkins in the News.
There are 3 options for this cute pumpkin bowl craft. You can review 2D shapes and have students draw a Jack-O-Lantern face on the back, or you can teach some pumpkin facts with the pumpkins ARE, HAVE, CAN writing prompt; (I've included a completed sample.) or you can explain the life cycle of a pumpkin, and have students color, trim and glue that circle to the back of their pumpkin bowl. This freebie has been up-dated and is part of my whopping 85-page Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Packet, in my tpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW with this freebie here.
Make this easy pumpkin centerpiece out of a piece of dryer hose. The completed project is truly amazing and a great conversation piece!
Your students will have fun counting pumpkin seeds, while practicing their number to number word recognition. The packet includes several games, and worksheets.
13 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3a
Use these themed pumpkin cards to teach/review digital and analog time to the hour and half hour.
Cover quite a few Common Core State Standards with this Pumpkin Math Packet, which includes an easy reader where students read, trace and write the numbers, + circle them in a sequence. Children circle capital letters, add end punctuation to the simple sentences, + count the pumpkins in the group/set and color the puffy numbers as well.
Here's a list of my favorite October books. Hopefully this will assist you in compiling a collection of your own. Most of my books I acquired at garage sales, as well as Scholastic book sales. A book is still my favorite gift to give and receive.
8 pages. Common Core State Standards: RF.K3c, K.G.2
Several standards are covered in this easy-reader booklet that reinforces coins and shapes. Students trace and write the coin word, value and shape word. They trace the shape and then draw it on the pumpkin; cutting and gluing the coin(s) to the matching numbered boxes.