Pumpkin Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

Stephanie Trapp
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
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150 pages
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Stephanie Trapp


Falling leaves and a chill in the air mean it’s the perfect time for students to learn about pumpkins! This thematic pumpkin unit for kindergarten and first grade includes detailed daily lesson plans to make your job easier. It incorporates science, reading, writing, math, handwriting, and art. There are also links to YouTube videos that fit in perfectly as well. 

Click on the PREVIEW to read each lesson plan, see the Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet, as well as examples of printables and art projects. 

Teacher Features You’ll Love

  • Detailed daily lesson plans
  • Week-at-a-glance planning guide
  • Key concepts and objectives
  • Extensive literature list
  • Video links and QR codes
  • Differentiated versions of math sheets
  • Activity directions and printable templates

What’s Covered in the Unit?

Day One: Investigating Pumpkins

  • Know, Wonder, Learn graphic organizer
  • Pumpkin investigation sheet
  • Parts of a Pumpkin song
  • Parts of a Pumpkin craft or worksheet to label
  • Optional: Comparing Apples and Pumpkins

Day Two: Pumpkin Life Cycle

  • Pumpkin Life Cycle Wheel craft
  • Life Cycle of a Pumpkin song

Day Three: Pumpkin Math Activities

  • Estimation: How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? math craft
  • Optional: Weight and measurement activities

Day Four: Pumpkin Literacy Activities

  • Letter P focus (for younger students)
  • How to Carve a Pumpkin writing activity (beginning how-to writing for older students)

Day Five: Pumpkin Fun!

  • Review of the week
  • Three pumpkin art project options
  • Pumpkin treats, games, songs, and videos

Math Connections

  • Pumpkin Patch Dash game for a math center
  • Counting within 100
  • Comparing numbers within 10 and 100 (with >, <, and = signs)
  • Addition and subtraction within 10 and 20
  • True/false number sentences
  • Place value: tens and ones
  • Graphing
  • Time to the hour and half-hour
  • Measuring with nonstandard units
  • Estimation
  • Word problems

Literacy Connections

  • Pumpkin word wall cards
  • Pumpkin literacy center (2 options)
  • Counting Pumpkins emergent reader (includes digital Google Slides version)
  • Picking Pumpkins emergent reader (includes digital Google Slides version)
  • Letter recognition
  • Beginning and ending letter sounds
  • -atch family words (patch)
  • Making words with the letters in pumpkin
  • CVC words
  • Sight word story
  • Making predictions
  • Describing words (adjectives)
  • At the Pumpkin Patch writing prompt
  • Pumpkin Problems writing prompt

Note: I updated this unit on 10/05/21. If you have already purchased it, go to "My Purchases" and redownload it to receive the new and revised content.

Questions? Feel free to email me at primarythemepark@gmail.com or contact me through the "Product Q & A" tab here.

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Fall Unit for K-1

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Total Pages
150 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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