Engage your class in an exciting hands-on experience learning more about pumpkins! This Pumpkin Bundle is perfect for centers in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of inviting student activities. Celebrate Fall with pumpkin themed center student worksheets.
Students will learn more about pumpkins using puzzles, worksheets, clip cards, subtraction mats and more! This pack is great for homeschoolers, hands-on kids activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Teachers will receive the complete unit for Autumn pumpkin math, science, and literacy activities to help teach your lower elementary students all about pumpkins!
To purchase only the Pumpkin Interactive Notebook (week lesson plans for science and math) click here.
Inside You Will Find:
-One week of science and math lesson plans (including materials)
In addition you will receive:
-Interactive My Pumpkin Book
-Life cycle of a Pumpkin Activity
-Real Picture Life Cycle Cards
-Parts of a Pumpkin Labeling Poster and Activity
-5 Senses Writing Page
5 Literacy Centers
-Beginning Sound Clip
-Life cycle Sentences
-Uppercase and Lowercase Match
5 Math Centers
-Count and Clip
-First to 20 and First to 50
-Number Play Dough Mats
Materials Needed for Pumpkin Bundle:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- play dough
- vis-a-vie markers
- materials listed inside the product for each of the pumpkin math and science activities
Getting Pumpkin Bundle Ready:
This particular resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a quick rundown of each component in the Pumpkin Bundle.
Science and Math Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will be completing pumpkin activities in their pumpkin book. Each day there will be a fun, interactive activity for you and your students to complete in both math and science. Read the lesson plans for the materials and instructions on how to use the given page. It is recommended that you print this on card stock so it can be a little more durable.
Life Cycle Posters
There are four pumpkin life cycle posters included in this bundle. Two of the posters use clipart to show the life cycle of a pumpkin and the other two use real pictures.
Parts of a Pumpkin Labeling Poster and Activity
This poster is a perfect visual for students to see and label the parts of a pumpkin. If you have access to a poster printer, you can print the pumpkin image larger so that this can be seen easier. You can also use a projection screen. After teaching, you can have students complete the parts of a pumpkin worksheet.
Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards
This activity is a great visual to use when introducing or reviewing the life cycle of a pumpkin. If you have a magnetic board, I recommend placing magnetic pieces on the back of the cards so students can easily place them on the board. If you do not, then double sided tape works just as good. After you use it to initially talk about the life cycle of an pumpkin, it is a quick and easy refresher to do at the start of each lesson following.
Pumpkin Taste Test Activity
This is always a class favorite. Who doesn’t like food?! I typically send the provided letter home the Friday before pumpkin week so parents have plenty of time to get their requested product before we do the taste test the following Friday. A list of all the items that you will need along with the letter and Pumpkin Taste Test graph are included. After everyone samples the pumpkin foods, students can either tally or graph their class’ favorite pumpkin products.
Cut the cards and place in a basket or plastic pencil holder. Have students match the letter pumpkin to the picture that matches the corresponding letter. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Beginning Sound Clip Cards
Cut these cards up and place in a basket with clothespins. Have students look at the picture and decide what letter the picture begins with. They will then clip their clothespin on the corresponding letter. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Life Cycle Sentences
You can start by placing the long sentence strips and the picture on a pocket chart. Have students make the sentences themselves using the words. As students master that, you can have them start from scratch. They can place the sentences and pictures in order and then make the sentences all by themselves. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Cut these cards up and place in a basket or a plastic pencil case. Have students complete the puzzles by matching the rhyming sounds. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Uppercase and Lowercase Match
Cut the cards out and place in a basket or plastic pencil case. Have students match the uppercase pumpkin with the lowercase pumpkin. They can also extend this by putting the pumpkins in alphabetical order. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards
Cut these cards up and place in a basket with clothespins. Have students look at the picture and count the number of pumpkins. They will then clip their clothespin on the corresponding number. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
First to 20 and First to 50
Place the dice, game mats, and counters in a container. You can use your own dice or the one provided in this resource. Students will work in small groups. Each student has their own mat and will take turns rolling the cube. If a student rolls a five, they will cover up five squares. Then the next person will go. They will repeat this until someone has their board completely filled. The first person to fill their board wins. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Number Play Dough Mats
Have in a tub with play doh an vis-a-vie markers. Students will use play doh to ’write’ the number eight. Then they will use the vis-a-vie marker to trace the word eight. Lastly, they will make eight balls of play doh and place in the ten frame. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Cut the cards out and place in a basket or plastic pencil case. Have students complete the puzzles based on the given number.It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
Cut these cards up and place in a basket or a plastic pencil case. Have students place the numbers in order depending on if they are counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s. You can have students record answers on recording sheet. It is recommended that you laminate these prior to use for durability reasons.
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