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Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit with Free Printables

It only seemed natural to create a Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit for Sunshine's shelves with it being fall.  
She has loved all of her activities.

Sunshine loves botany. 

Any time we study plants, whether trees, flowers, fruits, or vegetables, she's absolutely fascinated.  

Her passion is definitely contagious.

Pumpkins are no exception!

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit

Here are Sunshine's activities!

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit with Free Printables


P is for Pumpkin Sand Tray


P is for Pumpkin Sand Tray

Sunshine is showing an interest in writing letters.  We're taking it very slow to ensure success, but I've gotta say, she's doing quite well.  She's tracing her sandpaper letter and then writing the letter in the orange sand.

Fall Harvest Pink Series Word and Picture Match Up


Fall Harvest Pink Series Word and Picture Match Up

Sunshine has been begging to read her older siblings' chapter books.  We keep telling her that she needs to learn to read first.  She assures us she can as she knows her letter sounds.  

In an effort to follow the child and see just how far she can go, we're moving forward with pink series activities.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Counting Pumpkins 0-9


Counting pumpkins

I can say with confidence that Sunshine FINALLY can identify all of her numbers AND count them out using manipulatives.  

This is such a huge accomplishment for her.  She has loved reviewing her numbers this week using the pumpkin counters provided.

Sunshine lays out all of the sandpaper numbers in order from 0-9.  Then she counts out the correct number of pumpkins for each card, placing them below it.

Fall Harvest Geometric Solids Shape Sort


Fall Harvest Geometric Solids Shape Sort

Sunshine spotted our 3D shapes and has been fascinated with them ever since.  We decided to introduce her to a few using fall harvest themed images.  She's enjoyed sorting them, comparing shapes using the Montessori geometric solids.

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Fall Harvest Pumpkin Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Squash Family Match Up


Squash Family Match Up

In an effort to appease Sunshine's desire to learn more about botany, we studied the squash family this week.  

She has enjoyed matching up pictures of what each squash looks like on the outside, with pictures of what it looks like on the inside.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit Printable Pack 1. For your free printable, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Sequencing Activity


Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Sequencing Activity

A pumpkin unit wouldn't be complete without studying the life cycle of a pumpkin, especially for our botany lover.  

In this activity, Sunshine puts the pumpkin cards in sequence using the control chart provided. She places numbers next to each step in order.  I'm so excited about how well she's doing with this!

Source: The free printable for this activity can be found at Montessori for Everyone.

Wrapping Rubber Bands around a Pumpkin


Wrapping Rubber Bands around a Pumpkin

We are working extremely hard to help Sunshine develop better hand and finger muscle and coordination in preparation for writing.  

Rubber band activities are a great way to help with that process.  Sunshine has enjoyed putting rubber bands around the pumpkin.  She especially likes taking them off.

Pumpkin Dropper Water Transfer


Pumpkin dropper activity

It's been a while since we've worked with water and a dropper.  Sunshine has had significant struggles in the past.  This time around though, she's done great with it and even enjoys it!  

Using the dropper, she fills each pumpkin up with water and then goes back through and transfers the water back into the glass container.

Pumpkin Themed Cutting Activity


Pumpkin Themed Cutting Activity

Sunshine loves to cut, even though she struggles with it.  This cutting activity includes pumpkin ribbon, scrapbooking paper, paper straws, and thin orange foam squares.  She's quite excited about it.

Pumpkin Sensory Bin


Pumpkin Sensory Bin

It's no secret that Sunshine's a little bit obsessed with sensory bins right now.  I couldn't be happier as they provide fabulous sensory input that she needs.  This bin is pumpkin themed.  All pumpkins came from our local craft store or dollar store.

We hope you have a fabulous Fall season and enjoy all things pumpkin at home and in the classroom!

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Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit

1 comment:

  1. I love how inviting and simple you keep the presentation of the activities! I bet your kids really enjoy seeing new works on the shelves ;) You also do such a great job of providing a diversity of works! The pumpkin and rubber band is also brilliant! I can't wait to try that at home :)

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