Time got away from me with the new little one but I still wanted to share our language arts activities from our pumpkin unit. I also include some of our sensory activities at the end (besides the pumpkin playdough in my science and math pumpkin post).
Word Family Pumpkins
I had my husband make this fun puzzle game to play around with word families. They match the pumpkin pieces together to create a word family pumpkin. The girls had a great time matching up the word families and seeing how they made a pumpkin.
The pieces can be a puzzle to reuse over and over or it can be a cut and paste activity to produce a finished product.
Sight Word Collages
This was a great way to work with our sight words. We cut the words out of magazines and then in keeping with our theme glued them to these cute little pumpkins for our growing pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin Popsicle Words
This is a great way to practice our vocabulary words. The vowel is written on the pumpkin and then the girls can slide the popsicle sticks through to create new words making it an interactive way to get through their reading lists.
Pumpkin Letter Bingo
Have I mentioned before that my kids love letter bingo? I make a letter sound and they find the letter on their bingo sheets. Really they love the the game because it ends in eating lots of M&Ms but I like that it’s a great phonics review.
Candy Corn Letter Game
My girls really enjoyed this cute candy corn letter game from Kindergarten Smiles. It was a great review of letter recognition and sounds.
Just click on the picture below to access the game which is available for free through Teachers Pay Teachers.
Pumpkin Cloud Dough
My girls love cloud dough! Who am I kidding? So do I! It’s super easy to make just add flour and vegetable oil (enough to make it damp and moldable). I just added pumpkin spice and orange powdered tempera paint to make it pumpkin flavored.
We often use activities like this while I work one on one with the girls.
Fall Fizzing Bath Bombs
Thanks to Fun at Home With Kids we were able to make these fun fizzing bath bombs. We will definitely be doing this again in different shapes and scents! The cinnamon is good to fight germs but it does make your tub rather cinnamon-y so you probably won’t be washing hair in the tub that night. You get get the recipe here.
And finally since we are talking about pumpkins I just need to include my pumpkin baby picture. I just love this little guy!