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Pumpkin Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Its September! Time for visiting pumpkin patches and making pumpkin pie. Today I’m sharing a list of pumpkin-related activities you can do with your kids.

These ideas would be great for building a pumpkin-themed unit study for your homeschool or classroom OR for planning a few fun pumpkin themed activities for the season. Here we go!

What can my child learn from studying pumpkins?

So many things! Pumpkins are a wonderful topic to jump into, especially with little ones. From observing varieties to labeling pumpkin parts, kids can learn a lot from this topic, here are a few ideas:

  • pumpkin life cycle and how it grows
  • pumpkins are fruit and are part of the gourd family
  • size, color, and varieties of pumpkins
  • season of autumn
  • cooking and processing food
  • parts of a pumpkin
  • an empathy for farmers and the work it takes to grow pumpkins
  • ways to use pumpkin
  • experiencing feelings of autumn
  • giving and sharing

Objectives for a preschool pumpkin unit

  • Identify general characteristics of pumpkins (shape, color, taste, etc)
  • Identify the parts of a pumpkin
  • Explain the different ways we can use pumpkins
  • Build preschool and kindergarten skills through pumpkin-themed music, crafts, activities, math, language, and imaginative play.

Picture Books About Pumpkins

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Printable Pumpkin Poem

l always like to add a memory piece to our units. Here is our pumpkin poem download if you would like to add it to your pumpkin unit as well.

Pumpkin toy and prop ideas

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Music and videos about pumpkins

Pumpkin Craft Ideas

Pumpkin Activities

Pumpkin Math Ideas

Pumpkin Literacy and Writing

Dramatic Play ideas for Preschool Pumpkin Theme

Free Printable pumpkin-themed unit study plan for moms and teachers

For my homeschool moms and teacher friends, I’ve complied all these ideas into a printable resource. This unit builder includes everything in this post and also leaves room for you to add material lists and notes. 

Whether you are creating a pumpkin-themed lesson plan for preschool or kindergarten or just thinking of adding some pumpkin activities into your homeschool preschool unit later this year, this is a great printable resource to reference, with a lot of ideas to choose from!

Download the Pumpkin Unit Study Plan 

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What would you add to a preschool unit about pumpkins?

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