Increase your students' writing skills with this quick and easy pumpkin "craftivity" that reinforces the use of adjectives, as well as involving the 5 senses. If you like this activity, be sure and check out the matching apple one.
Review counting by 1's, skip counting by 10's, and counting backwards from 10-1 with these "strip puzzles". You can print, laminate and trim and use them as a math center or to play "Speed" games. Have students make their own and turn it into a lovely piece of art. Run off on construction paper. Children cut the puzzle strips, sequence them in the proper order and then glue them to a black sheet of construction paper. Completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board. This activity will be FREE for an entire year (!) after which time it will be up-dated and placed in my TpT shop: Apple and Pumpkin Number Puzzles.
Learn about the spiral shape and give your kiddo's wonderful fine-motor cutting practice, with this quick and easy "craftivity." A left and right spiral is included for easier cutting for "lefties". Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling.
Make a manipulative for the adorable pumpkin poem: Pumpkin, pumpkin round and fat, turned into a Jack-O-Lantern just like that. Students color, cut and glue their pumpkins back-to-back on a Popsicle stick and then flip their pumpkin puppet when appropriate, while saying the rhyme. The original idea came from Teacher Mama.
These hands-on pumpkin sliders, make practicing, reviewing, and assessing a lot more fun. There's a pumpkin template for 3 different pumpkins: Children can draw on the face, add wiggle eyes, or color the completed one. Included are slider strips for upper and lowercase letters, counting numbers from 0-30, skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's, + a "blast off" slider for counting backwards from 10 to 0 or 20 to 0.
This pumpkin slider "craftivity" is a fun way to review the various flat-shapes and their shape words. You can make one and use as a teacher manipulative, or have all of your students make one. It's a quick whole-group or individual assessment tool too.
Learn about pumpkins with this cute "craftivity." Completed projects look adorable twirling from the ceiling. Includes a graphing extension. The "Peekin'" portion of this FREEBIE is in my whopping 85-page Life Cycle of a Pumpkin packet in my TpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW with the FREEBIE here.
13 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.4, RF.K.1d, L.1.1a
Help students practice letter recognition with these fun search and find "craftivities." Children choose a fall template, trace it, cut it out and then search for upper and lowercase letters that begin with that particular shape: i.e. a child who chooses an apple, will look for Aa's. They circle and count the letters as they go. The matching worksheet, has a child predict how many letters they think they will find. Later, they fill in the rest of the data. Two graphing extensions are also included.
The life cycle of an apple dangler, is quite lovely when completed. Younger children can make this as a flat project, older students can add extra pizzazz, by making it 3D. To do that, simply glue 2 treetops and 2 tree trunks together on the fold. The 3D apple is made up of a red, yellow and green apple. The blossom is a coffee filter, with the edges colored by a pink marker.