pumpkin alphabet match
The free membership printable this week is pumpkin alphabet match sticks fore letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and glued them to craft sticks.
Children match the two pumpkin sticks with the same letter. You can do upper to upper ... lower to lower ... and upper to lower matches.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday October 21st ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added a pumpkin number match.
pumpkin alphabet match
The free membership printable this week is Pumpkin Number Match for number recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I mixed up the pumpkin number cards and the number circles so that they were out of order and then set them both out on a table. This activity can also be done on the floor.
In this activity the children put the pumpkin cards in numerical order and then place the matching number circle on top of each pumpkin.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday October 8th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added the pumpkin alphabet match.
pumpkin number match
I have made a set of pumpkin themed math mats for children to practice counting and number recognition. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
We used pumpkin seeds as our counters but you can also use other items such as pom poms ... playdough balls ... and clothespins. This activity is also great for developing fine motor skills which if you are a follow of my blog you know I love to work on!!
You can download the patterns below:
pumpkin math maths
The free membership printable this week is pumpkin alphabet clip which is great for letter recognition and review as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
I set mine out in a basket along with clothespins but you can arrange yours any way you like. The set comes with upper to upper ... upper to lower ... and lower to lower case letters. I have also included cover-up circles for those who do not want to use clothespins.
In this activity the children clip or cover the letter that matches the letter in the center of the pumpkin. Play continues until all letters have been matched.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday October 9th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added the pumpkin number clip.
I really love colored pumpkin seeds. They are so easy to make and you can do so many things with them such as sorting ... counting ... graphing ... and art activities.
To make the colored pumpkin seeds you will need:
clean dry pumpkin seeds
1/2 -2/3 cup warm water per color
1 tablespoon of vinegar per color
For each color of pumpkins seeds you want to make you will place the warm water in a cup and then add the vinegar. Add you food color of choice and mix. Pour in dried pumpkin seeds and stir. The longer you leave the pumpkin seeds in the food color mixture the darker the color will be. We let ours stay in for a couple of ours and stirred them a few times.
When the pumpkin seeds have reached the desired color scoop them out with fork and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with paper towels. After a couple of hours you can place the pumpkin seeds on a wax paper lined cookie sheet or tray. Dry for 24 hours (could be less or more time depending upon the temperature of the air).
You can see a video of the colored pumpkin seeds by clicking below:
I recently attended a make and take sessions and one of the things we made was pumpkin spice paint. It is super easy to make but I felt the recipe we used was a bit too runny so I modified it a little.
To make the paint I put three packets of unflavored gelatine into a jar along with 1 cup of boiling water and mixed the two together until the gelatine was dissolved. I added yellow and red food coloring and stirred until I had an orange color I was happy with.
The last step was to add the pumpkin pie spice into the paint. I just continued to shake some in until I got the scent that I wanted. Everyone loved how the paint smelled and were very excited to paint with it.
I let the paint cool down which also helped to thicken it. The children then painted large circles on cardstock paper. When they painted they could see the specks of pumpkin spice. We let that paint dry and cut out the circle and glue it on to a sheet of colored cardstock paper. The children cut out a leaf and stem and glue that on the pumpkin. They then glue pumpkin seeds on for extra fine motor work.
You can see a video of our pumpkin spice paint below:
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