One of our favorite fall activities is to pick out a pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch. It also makes it a great opportunity to do a letter P is for pumpkin unit study too.
Letter P is for Pumpkin
Letter P Recognition Activities
At the beginning of the week we did our letter P cut and paste page, do-a-dot page, and picture cards. Then I really didn’t have the energy to do much more than that this week, but I had already planned a bunch of pumpkin activities for our co-op which another mom taught for me.
Learning About Pumpkins
First we talked about what a pumpkin was and how it grew. I printed out Life Cycle of a Pumpkin cards from Montessori for Everyone. The kids loved matching up the pictures.
Before class I had printed, cut, and laminated a Christian pumpkin pocket poem from The Scripture Lady. Each pumpkin has a different face and a little poem that goes with it–for example: “The first little pumpkin on the outside looks sad, but he knows that when Jesus lives inside, he’s oh so glad.”
Then the children drew one of the pumpkin faces from the poem. I picked up die-cut pumpkins at Hobby Lobby.
Then we cut apart a small pumpkin to see what was inside. My girls didn’t want to touch the insides 🙂 We also counted seeds and set some aside to roast for later.
We used the seeds to make a version of the Pumpkin Parable Craft from Christian Preschool Printables.
Then we played a Pumpkin shape game and did a couple other Letter P activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Free Pumpkin Coloring Page
Here is a free pumpkin coloring page that you can add to your fall fun! Click the photo to download.
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