Fall has arrived here in Texas and there are no words to explain exactly how happy I am about this. Once the cooler weather arrives, I always love pulling out my fall decorations. My kids love it. When I bring out the decorations, I love to start fun fall themed activities. My oldest daughter, Molly, loved this DIY Pumpkin Matching Puzzle. Are you looking for more fall ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here. Have fall on your brain? Here are all things fall.
What You Need for DIY Pumpkin Matching Puzzle
Getting DIY Pumpkin Matching Puzzle Ready
First, you will want to make little pumpkins on the orange construction paper. I used die-cuts at my kids’ school. If you have access to a die-cut machine, that would be easiest. If not, click here and look at options of pumpkin templates that you could easily print out and trace onto the orange paper.
Next, the focus for the puzzle should be written on the pumpkin, whether it be a letter, number or sight word. Look below for different ways you can do this in your classroom.
Using one pumpkin as a template, trace pumpkins on the white butcher paper or manila paper. You will want the number of traced pumpkins to match the number of pumpkins you cut out originally.
Lastly, you will need to write what you wrote on each orange pumpkin onto the pumpkins you traced on the white butcher paper or large manila paper.
Doing DIY Pumpkin Matching Puzzle
This is an activity that can easily be implemented from preschool to second grade, while also being used in a variety of subjects. If you want your students to practice the alphabet, make an alphabet pumpkin matching puzzle.
If you want your students to practice numbers, make a number pumpkin matching puzzle.
If you want your students to practice sight words, make a sight word pumpkin matching puzzle.
If you want your students to practice addition or subtraction facts, make an addition and subtraction pumpkin matching puzzle.
What is great about this activity is that it can easily be done during your toddler’s quiet time or during a center at school. I made an alphabet puzzle for my three year old and she had a blast with it. It makes my heart happy when she has not a clue she is learning because she is having fun! That is our ultimate goal, right?!
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I hope that you and your students enjoy DIY Pumpkin Matching Puzzle!