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5 Little Pumpkins STEM Challenge Digital + Printable

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
Resource Type
Formats Included
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  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Google Apps™
25 pages + Google Slide Show
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Learning Objective

Build a gate to hold five pumpkins (pom poms or erasers). Problem solve and use the design process to plan.


This Halloween STEM challenge can be paired with Five Little Pumpkins & will get students building a gate to hold small pumpkins. This incorporates balance, problem solving, and math! LOW PREP for any maker space or STEAM class. Great for kindergarten - 2nd.

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This activity includes a printable version AND Google Slides Presentation (works with Microsoft PowerPoint). This digital version:

  • Can be used for distance learning, centers, independent work in class
  • Share a copy with students using Google Classroom or Teams
  • Includes task cards, response sheets, timer
  • Students can type on the response sheets about what they did
  • Challenges are easy to complete at home
  • Use to display & model on your board at school too!

  • Google Slides Presentation / works with Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Use to give challenge to students digitally or model on your board
      • Video of 5 Little Pumpkins
      • Poem of 5 Little Pumpkins
      • Moveable building bricks for virtual building
      • Task cards
      • Timer
      • Various response sheets - ready to type on
  • Task card printable - in small and large size
  • Activity response sheets -
    • 1 page easy to photo copy
    • 5 versions depending on your students' level
    • Includes the design process

  • Design Process Poster
  • Student stickers - One click print on Avery labels
  • Student certificates of competition - celebrate success!
  • Teacher directions
  • Photos of student made samples

Can be modified and used for Pre-K to 2nd. Use any pumpkin story! Use weighted object to great a more difficult challenge.

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Total Pages
25 pages + Google Slide Show
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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