FREE (or nearly-free) pumpkin activity ideas for young learners!

FREE (or nearly-free) pumpkin activity ideas for young learners!

Fall is officially here! Pumpkins are everywhere, which is the perfect opportunity to learn about the life cycle of plants with your little ones. I want to share some of our favorite FREE (or almost-free) resources with all of you today. I’d love to see/hear about your pumpkin fun, too–tag me on Instagram (@rollingprairiereaders) so I can see what your little ones are learning!

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We use printables from TeachersPayTeachers.com for our seasonal lessons, and we found some of the cutest activities that are absolutely FREE! You will need to set up an account at TpT, but I promise you’ll be back frequently.

Pumpkin Investigation Sheet
I See a Pumpkin Emergent Reader (counting & colors)
These activities are no longer free, but are really affordable!
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin CROWNS for boys and girls
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin cut & paste

We checked out books about pumpkins from our local library (also FREE!). Our favorites are:

We bought a pie pumpkin from our grocery store (almost free!) and planted the seeds in cups with a little bit of soil, lots of sunlight, and some water. In just a few days, our seeds have sprouted, giving the girls a front-row seat at real-life, hands-on science! We’ll roast our leftover seeds and bake up a tasty treat this weekend, too.

Finally, we are watching the Rachel and the Treeschoolers Plants & Flowers episode, which covers how a seed grows, what it needs to thrive, and the process of photosynthesis–all while singing and signing! Learn more about the episode here and download the FREE Activity Guide here.

What are your favorite pumpkin activities?

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Want even more pumpkin activities? Check out our pre-planned unit, with more than 30 fun learning ideas for your little one this fall! You also get access to our exclusive Facebook group, where new learning ideas and videos are posted daily!

This post was originally published at lonestarsigners.com on October 15, 2015.

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