The free membership printable this week is pumpkin number match and clip which is a great activity for number recognition and fine motor development. I printed two sets of the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I set the number pumpkins out in a basket along with some clothespins. I made had the two sets in separate places in the basket instead of combining them into one.
In this activity children find the pumpkins with the same numbers and clip them together with a clothespin. Play continues until all the pumpkins have been match. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday October 11th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the pumpkin number match is also located.
The free membership printable this week is pumpkin alphabet match which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I glued the pumpkin pattern on a sheet of colored cardstock paper and laminated it along with the letter circles.
I have included both uppercase and lowercase pumpkins and letter circles so you have a choice of how you want to set this activity up for your early learners.
In this activity children put the letter circles on the matching letters on the pumpkin. Play continues until all the letters have been covered up. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday October 4th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the pumpkin number match is also located.
We love working with pumpkins seeds ... there are so many things your can do with them!! I set this activity up in our math center using two pumpkin bowls that I purchased from Target. You can use any kind of bowl or container that works for you. I put the pumpkin seeds in one of the bowls and set out a pair of jumbo tweezers along with dice.
The children rolled the dice and then used the tweezers to transfer the same number of pumpkin seeds into the empty bowl. They continued to roll the dice until all of the pumpkins seeds had been transferred. This activity can also be done without the tweezers and/or the dice.
You can see a video of this activity by clicking below:
I have posted October's Number Tracing Calendar and Calendar Numbers along with other October items to my free printables page (if you do not see them at the bottom of the page please refresh your browser).
The free daily printable this week is Pumpkin Number Puzzles which is a great activity for number recognition and review. In this activity children find and put together to the two pumpkin halves with the same number.
I put self-adhesive magnets on the back of the puzzle pieces and put them on a magnetic board. Grab the patterns for free until Sunday October 12th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I found this cute halloween tic tac toe game at Target tonight. It's made out of stiff felt and for you crafters out there it would probably be pretty easy to make.
It's a really nice size so the game pieces are perfect for young children. The game sells for $5 and was found in the halloween decoration part of the store.
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