Skip to main content

Pumpkin Counting Practice




For our "Pumpkin" preschool theme, we did a couple of activities with these numbered pumpkins that I made a couple years ago for a Pumpkin Treasure Hunt. The first activity we did this year, was a counting practice. (click the picture below for more details on the treasure hunt):


Prep work: Make the Pumpkins!
  • Cut out 5-10 (or more) small pumpkin shapes (with a stem) from orange construction paper.
  • With a black marker, draw faces on the pumpkins
  • With a green marker, color the stems. 
  • With any color marker, write a number on each pumpkin.
  • Laminate them, or cover them with clear contact paper on front and back (that's what I did.)

Here's what you do:
  • Lay out all the pumpkins and a small pile of dry beans.



  • Have your child choose 1 or 2 pumpkins and count out the number of beans to match the number on the pumpkin:



  • If you want, you could also use this to practice addition! Once they've counted out the beans for 2 pumpkins, have them add them together.



**We've got over 40 other fun crafts & activities for Halloween. Click HERE.**

And while you're at it, check out our post on the best kid-craft supplies for great prices on Amazon! We've got some good recommendations. :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Comments

Kirstylee said…
This is a great activity! I think I will use pumpkin seeds when I do with with my kiddo, but the idea is great.
famr_4evr said…
This is a great idea. I've been looking for some counting number recognizing activities for Halloween and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Hannah Harris said…
Thanks for your post, I've only just started doing a few more counting activities with the boys and this has given me lots of ideas

Popular posts from this blog

Crafts & Activities for BOYS!

It can sometimes be tricky to find crafts and learning activities that will capture a little boy's attention span. Believe me, I know! I have 3 little boys and so many of our crafts and activities are along themes of things that little boys often love! Cars, Trucks, Planes, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Legos, Sports, Animals, Space, etc. So here is our collection of tried and true crafts and activities for boys! 
(P.S. And don't worry, I also have 2 little girls, and can verify that each of these are also 100% girl approved too!)




And if you are wondering where to get SUPPLIES for these crafts and activities, check out this post! You can get pretty much anything you need to make these crafts and activities and more all on Amazon. Like Craft foam, Construction paper, Paint, and so much more.

Click on a picture to see that post. Or click HERE to see all of these posts.









Build a Dinosaur!

Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS! This is a great (and super easy) activity for helping kids learn and recognize shapes
(This game is also a great way for preschoolers to learn!) 
This Dinosaur building activity uses craft foam, which means it can be used over and over again! And the possibilities are truly endless.
Or use some glue on the shapes and it could also become a one-of-a-kind dinosaur craft! No matter how you use it, this simple dinosaur activity will produce some very unique prehistoric creatures!

Supplies: Green craft-foam (The foam is perfect because it is very durable for little hands. Check out this huge pack of craft foam for a great price on Amazon! Scissors

Prep Work:

Using the craft foam, cut out the following shapes:  1 big half-circle1 medium triangle1 medium square1 medium circle3 small rectangles3 small long triangles3 small squares4 small triangles3 small circles


How to Play: Lay out all the shapes and show your child how to build a dinosaur. You can …

Christmas Games with Gift Bows

This was one of our activities for our "Presents" - themed week. Was so easy and fun, just like our Candy Cane Hunt, and  And don't forget to check out this post where we show you how to use practically any Christmas wrapping paper to make cute file-folder Christmas games for kids! Keep reading to find out how you can create some super fun and easy games with gift bows!  These Christmas games would be great for parties or even as Birthday party games! All you need is a bag of bows and kids who like to have fun. 


You will need: A bunch of gift bows (You can buy them fairly cheap this time of year. I actually bought this big bag of bows 3 years ago and have barely made a dent in using them---so finally I can put them to good use!)2 big bowls or buckets or bins.A child or children with lots of energy!




Here are a few easy game ideas:
1. Bow Run: Place 2 buckets each at opposite ends of the house. Fill one of the buckets with the bows.Have the child pick up one bow at a time and run …