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) pumpkin activity ideas with all of you today. I’d love to see/hear about your pumpkin fun, too–tag me on Instagram (@theplayschoolclub) so I can see what your little ones are learning!
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Hands-On Science Pumpkin Activity Ideas:
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.
Printable Pumpkin Activity Ideas:
We use printables from TeachersPayTeachers.com for many of 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.
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Pumpkin Book Ideas:
We checked out books about pumpkins from our local library (also FREE!). Our favorites are:
STEM and Sign Language Pumpkin Activity Ideas:
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 learning American Sign Language! Learn more about the episode here and download the FREE Activity Guide here.
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