Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Activities Emergent Reader & Pumpkin Crafts

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There are enough quick, easy & super-fun pumpkin activities packed in this unit to see you through October!

Teacher Comments:

  • "It is one-stop shopping, as there is everything from emergent readers to posters for a bulletin board. Love this resource!"
  • "Easy cross-curricular pumpkin pack already prepared for you!"
  • "Very comprehensive and user friendly.""
  • "Love all the visuals and interactive learning opportunities that occur with this product."
  • "Perfect resource for teaching the life cycle of a pumpkin. Very creative and comprehensive."

You’ll enjoy the versatility of this packet, as it’s appropriate for a variety of ages and levels, with lots of options, which make it easy to diversify your lessons.

Teacher Comments:

  • "This resource is awesome. I love how it was differentiated for the varying levels of learners in the classroom."
  • "I love the different ways to show the life cycle of the pumpkin. It is very visually appealing and can be used with a wide range of student abilities!"
  • "What a super fun resource. It has so many activities to reinforce the developmental skills of each child in my group. Awesome!"

The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin emergent reader, is great non-fiction practice that reinforces plenty of sight words, as it includes 37 from the Dolch word lists!

Picture prompts help with the rest.

I’ve included a color copy for teachers, as well as a student copy in black & white.

Children trace and write the life cycle words, read the simple sentences, color the pictures, then cut & collate the pages into a “just the right size” booklet.

There’s a template with 6 on a page, as well as one with 12 mini-pages on a one-page template, so that you have the option to make Itty Bitty booklets, that are a real paper-saver.

To assist with reading, review the life cycle of a pumpkin with the 12 colorful pocket chart cards.

There’s a set featuring wonderful clip art, as well a set with real life photographs.

Use the smaller sets to play a Memory Match or Speed (sequencing) game.

I also made a bookmark-size template (with 4-on-a-page) for your students.

The 6, pumpkin crafts also reinforce the life cycle.

Teacher Comments:

  • "My students loved this resources and it was super engaging!"
  • "So much fun - my kids loved it! This is packed with some great, & different activities!"
  • "These are fantastic activities to use during October! There were so many different activities that this is a resource that can be used for multiple years without repeating a craft! My students loved it!"

Nothing like a hands-on artsy activity to get your kiddos excited, and completed projects make an awesome bulletin board or hallway display.

Teacher Comment:

  • I received so many compliments from other teachers as they saw these in my hallway!

Because they are quick, easy & fun, and so different from each other, you could do several.

For example, do the flat Jack-o-lantern life cycle as a homework assignment worksheet, and the pumpkin life cycle wheel as an independent center or whole group activity.

The ”life cycle circles” come in 2 sizes, as well as black & white, plus full-color options, with and without word labels.

The packet also includes 15 posters featuring real photographs of the various stages of a pumpkin’s life cycle, which make a lovely bulletin board display, or simply share them with your kiddos to introduce or review the stages.

Teacher Comments:

  • “I loved all the pictures of real pumpkins, the craft was easy and the kids learned a ton!”
  • “Loved the photos to support the lessons!”
  • “This was so easy to put together and teach! My special education students loved it! All of the visual support was great!! Fun activities! Loved this!!”
  • "I love this resource! I have used it for a few years now and always turn back to it in the fall when it is pumpkin time again. My students really enjoy it!"

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your kiddos have as much fun doing these activities as we do. Happy "pumpkin month".

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